Ramsey County History – Spring 1967: “The Saga of Charley Pitts’ Body”
The Saga of Charley Pitts’ Body
Charley Pitts was part of the James-Younger gang that robbed the First National Bank in Northfield in September 1876. He was killed by a posse two weeks later. His body was exhibited at the Minnesota Capitol. What became of it after that? In 1946, Lillie Gibbs LeVesconte wrote of what she had seen and heard as a girl in St. Paul—details of the body’s treatment and fate.
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