January 16, 1923
A group of men in black masks kidnapped Ed C. Gregor from his jail cell in Harrison (Boone County) and hanged him from a railway bridge just outside Harrison. Gregor was among strikers protesting a wage cut two years before by management of the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad. He had fired his shotgun to disperse a group of vigilantes gathered around his home. Gregor’s shot had not injured anybody, but a retaliatory shot from the group wounded one of the group’s own members, and Gregor was blamed and jailed for the offense.