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The Hangman’s Building – Virginia City Montana

The Hangman’s Building in the ghost town of Virginia City Montana is now home to a custom hat shop, but it wasn’t always.  This building has quite the history.  On January 14th, 1864 the building was only partially complete.  It had the walls and a large ceiling beam but no roof yet.  When the vigilantes captured and tried 5 men, they found a use for the building.  The men were charged with murder and after a short trial