3-7-77

The meaning behind '3-7-77,' a Montana Fact from Stan Lynde's Cowboy Lore & Legend, this week at the blog:

http://stanlyndeauthor.com/?page_id=3809

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THERE HAVE BEEN MANY EXPLANATIONS
FOR THE NUMER5 3-7-77 WHICH
APPEARED ON NOTICES POSTED BY
MONTANA’S VIGILANTES. ONE HISTORIAN STATED THE
SYMBOL WAS A WARNING TO THE RECiPIENT THAT HE WAS
KNOWN AND THAT HE HAD JUST THREE HOURS, SEVEN
MINUTES AND SEVENTY-SEVEN SECONDS TO GET OUT
OF TOWN. HOWEVER ANOTHER EXPLANATION IS THAT THE SYMBOL WAS PROBABLY BORROWED FROM THE
CALIFORNIA VIGILANTES, WHERE EACH MEMBER RECEIVED
A NUMBER WHEN HE ENROLLED. NUMBERS 3, 7 AND 77
EACH HELD AN EXECUTIVE POSITION, AND EACH WAS
REQUIRED TO SIGN ORDERS TO THE MEMBERSHIP.

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