Tuesday, June 16, 2020

In Crawford....three old partners pause for a photo

This 1909 photograph shows (L-R) Doc Middleton, Truman Moody and John Bruer.  Middleton, whose real name was reportedly James Riley, was a "well-known outlaw" across the region in his early years.  The Nebraska Memories project noted that Bruer and Moody had backed Doc Middleton in a "saloon venture" at Ardmore South Dakota in the early 1900s.  Middleton died four years after this photograph was taken.

(Image is from the Crawford Historical Society and Museum)
Nebraska Memories