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April 9, 1892

April 9, 1892

The 52 invaders of Johnson County surround and finally kill Nate Champion and his friend Nick Ray at the KC Ranch in present-day Kaycee, Wyoming, an event that came to be called the Johnson County War. The invaders are eventually stopped and surrounded by a posse eight times their number, but are never brought to trial.