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Library presents Murder in the Night


February 28, 2019

Crook County Library is hosting the program "Murder in the Night: Who Shot Father Belknap & Why?" by Tim Velder on Friday, March 15 at the library meeting room in Sundance. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

The Reverend Arthur Belknap was called to a deathbed in the early hours of October 25, 1921 in Lead, South Dakota. Forced to walk across town, his killer lay in wait.

The premeditated murder has never been solved, despite investigations that stretched for years across multiple states. Three secretive groups that were active in Lead at the time were suspecte...

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