Lawmen of the PlainsJim Swisher and Ed Armstrong were the law in Crook County, which at the time included Gillette and northern Campbell County (Campbell county was formed in 1911 and organized in 1913). Armstrong, a cowboy and charter member of Sundance, Wyoming’s Masonic Lodge, was Crook County’s third sheriff.  He also served as Gillette’s mayor from 1903 - 1906. Swisher served as the sheriff’s deputy. The two men are pictured above, looking tough in a photographer’s portrait studio.
*found undated, photographer unknown. 

Lawmen of the Plains

Jim Swisher and Ed Armstrong were the law in Crook County, which at the time included Gillette and northern Campbell County (Campbell county was formed in 1911 and organized in 1913). Armstrong, a cowboy and charter member of Sundance, Wyoming’s Masonic Lodge, was Crook County’s third sheriff.  He also served as Gillette’s mayor from 1903 - 1906. Swisher served as the sheriff’s deputy. The two men are pictured above, looking tough in a photographer’s portrait studio.


*found undated, photographer unknown. 

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