Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Montana Heritage Commission photo
George Ives swung from the gallows on this spot in Nevada City on December 21, 1863. This remarkable photograph, taken by Heritage Commission staff on the 143rd anniversary of his hanging, captured the strange image of an unidentified man. It is not George Ives; he was not bald. But perhaps it is the image of Charlie Bovey, who recreated the town of Nevada City, placing endangered buildings from all over Montana  along the streets. Charlie died in 1978 in Cabin #5, behind the Nevada City Hotel.

Here is a close-up of the man's face:

Spooky, right? I hope your Halloween is as wonderfully spooky as this photo.

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