Sheriff Thomas Logan

Sheriff Tom Logan was serving his third term as Sheriff when he was shot to death by an unruly gambler in the Manhattan Red Light District on April 7, 1906. According to his great ­granddaughter and author Jackie Boor, Logan was unarmed and dressed only in his nightshirt. His last act was to prevent the piano player from shooting his assailant, who was later acquitted of the murder. Logan was credited with making early Tonopah “the most peaceable mining camp in the world.” His loss profoundly affected the community.

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