Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Crook County Library presents Axelbee Gang program

In the territorial days, Crook County was the home to a band of outlaws known as the Axelbee Gang. Stoneville (now Alzada, Montana) was a lawless frontier settlement and one of their havens. In 1884, the Axelbee Gang and lawmen met at Stoneville for a fatal clash.

After years of surveying parts of Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota, retired land surveyor Charles M. (Mike) Madler of Spearfish, SD, has compiled all of his historical findings and dove into becoming an amateur historian.

Join us Fri., Jan. 12, 7 p.m. in the library meeting room as Mike takes you back in time to this bit of mostly u...