CAMAS PRAIRIE CHRONICLE  VOL. 17 NO. 26  JUNE 25, 1909

MAN DRAGGED TO DEATH

Robert Rickman, a Salmon River Rancher, Gets Caught in Rope and is Dragged to death by a Wild Horse

Robert Rickman, aged about 45 years, was dragged to death by a horse at his ranch on the west side of Salmon river on day this week.  The news was brought to town yesterday by August Schroeder, who owns a big farm on this side of the river just opposite the Rickman place.

Mr. Rickman, it appears, had run a young horse into the corral and threw a rope on it.  The horse started to run and the rope became fastened about Rickman's arm.  The horse jumped the fence and dragged Rickman over the rocky ground for some distance.  He was dead when picked up.

Rickman is well known in the Keuterville and Salmon river country, having resided there for a number of years.  He was married last fall and leaves a young wife and a son about 18 years old to mourn his loss.

Owing to the river being so high the body could not be brought out for burial and the remains were laid to rest at a spot near where the fatal accident occurred.

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