George Francis a 'long' & stampeded tale of the Hi-Line's most loved criminal

 


IN THE CLOSEST PICTURE

you're likely to see of "Long" George Francis - the one where he's not astride his horse, or grinning after wrestling a steer to the dirt, or blending in among a shifty-eyed row of men - lurks something hard to place. The alleged cattle rustler and confirmed Havre legend wears a striped suit - expensive, from the looks of it - with a silk tie emerging pertly from his high starched collar and tucking back into his wool vest. His lips are set firmly but look about to bend into a sly smirk. He seems to have arrogated all life to himself, as if he, in the 1900s, is alive,...



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