Did you know a murder in 1883 shocked Park City’s citizens, who dealt with lawlessness almost daily?
This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.
Two of Park City’s prominent prospectors, Matt Brennan and E. M. Wheeler, were riding their horses near the mouth of Iron Canyon, inspecting mining claims.
Suddenly, a shot rang out and Brennan dropped from his horse. Brennan’s dying words were, “Black Jack Murphy done me in.” Murphy surrendered to the local sheriff after escaping Wheeler and friends.