Thanks to Ely resident, Rob Smith, for finding and sending in this article. It is s story of some young men who delivered a number of broncos to the Ely area from a Montana ranch. All was fine until they began drinking in the town of Ely.
From the Cedar Rapids Republican
September 29, 1900
"They had the whole town terrorized, compelling people to close their places of business, making them get down on their knees in the street .... They refused to be arrested ..."
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