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Insurance agency and real estate business
in Gillette, Wyoming. I was the chief
salesman and had begun to travel outside
our immediate area seeking clients. On
one such trip, I spent the night at the historical Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming.
I was facing a rather boring evening by myself when I began to recall my
friendship with Sheriff Blackburn. I again began thinking of the story of Earl
Durand, so I decided to wander over to the county library to seek further
details on the history of the Durand event. I was told that a signifi cant fi le was
preserved about the event, but that the fi le was kept at the Powell library.