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November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum will host a Zoom lecture called The Park’s Most Murderous Score given by Sandy Brumley and Josh Grotstein on Thursday, November 12 from 5-6 p.m. (Mountain Time). Registration is required so please contact Diane Knispel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In its earliest days, Park City was truly a wild west town. Indeed, there were more than 30 murders in and around the town during its first score of years. Perhaps the most famous of these murders was the shooting of Matt Brennen by Black Jack Murphy, which was quickly followed by Murphy’s lynching. This lecture will closely examine 6 of the 30 murders and highlight the connections among them. The Murphy lynching was not the first mob action to happen during that week in 1883, nor was it the last killing in the chain of 6 murders.
Sandy Brumley has a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. His principal qualifications for the Most Murderous project are a love for reading newspapers and an insatiable desire to know the truth. Sandy’s partner in crime, Josh Grotstein, has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an MBA from The Harvard Business School. Together, they’re probing the public record and asking the logical questions of history to determine the story behind the facts.