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Love affair led to Johnstown murder attempt

July 7, 2014
Leader Herald

It was just after 8 p.m. on July 2, 1885, when a Johnstown man came barreling into the city, horse's hooves pounding furiously as he reached his destination. He frantically sought medical help, for there had just been an attempted murder only two miles northwest of the courthouse. A local woman had been shot three times before her assailant turned his pistol on himself in an attempt to take his own life.



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