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Wyoming's first serial killer....huh?


It is hard to find any evidence of some mysterious serial killings that allegedly occurred in Wyoming 147 years ago.

According to a couple of books, a notorious family named Bartlett killed 22 young men before being hunted down and killed back in historic South Pass City.

Following is the straight story, according to the authors of the books. At the end of this, we have some dissenting comments.

Most of the crimes centered on pretty Polly Bartlett who was adept with arsenic.

From 1866 to 1868, South Pass City was known both for gold deposits and for the passage through the area by thousands...

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