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Timmerman hanging; curse fulfilled

Looking Back - 125 Years Ago, April 6, 1888


At the time of the hanging the Klickitat County courthouse stood in the middle of what now is West Court Street, and just west of Columbus Avenue. It was described as a small two story wooden structure with the offices on the first floor, and the court room upstairs.

The jail was located on the northwest corner of what now is a parking lot flanked by Columbus Avenue and Court Street. It was described as “flimsy”

Jochin Henry Timmerman was apprehended while in Oregon, and after extradition papers were filed, he was brought to the Klickitat County jail to await his trial for the murder of Wm. Sterling, which had happened at the east end of Klickitat County in 1886.

After Henry Timmerman...

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