Lynching the Murderous Cowboy Diamond Slim Clifton is a re-enactment of frontier justice. Indignant drovers and ranch hands perpetrated the deed 115 years ago on the streets of Newcastle. The year 1903 was a pivotal year in Newcastle’s history. Diamond Slim was hanged just a few days after President Theodore Roosevelt delivered a rousing campaign speech in front of the Palace Saloon. Five months later, Indians gunned down Sheriff Billy Miller at the Battle of Lightning Creek, the last Wyoming skirmish between whites and native-Americans. ?Lynching Slim? appears courtesy of the Newcastle Legacy Series, a local historical awareness campaign produced by Western Heritage and the News Letter Journal, Newcastle?s hometown newspaper since 1889. Slim?s arrest, his interrogation and confession, the bust-out from jail and the long walk to the gallows; all will be staged in the heart of Newcastle?s downtown near where the murky events actually occurred. The mob executioners gather for the Slim?s necktie party at dusk on May 28th, the anniversary date when justice was served at the end of a rope. Yes, we?re really going to lynch Diamond Slim! What else would you expect in Newcastle, Wyoming ? Where the West stayed wild just a little bit longer!