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125 Years Ago

Rutters Brothers Found Hiding


January 20, 2022

Herald of Jan. 21, 1897

It was reported that the notorious Rutter brothers, who terrorized the law oficers at Ligonier, Westmoreland county a few days ago, found a hiding place on Tussey mountain in Catherine township near the home of a married sister. They were nine brothers, none under six feet in height, ranging in age from 15 to 35 years, and all apparently without fear.

A jury in Blair County court convicted R. Bruce Hutchinson, a well known merchant from Kipple, of hiring four men to set fire to his business rival, Pheasant and Wagner. The men testified that Hutchinson offered them $...

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