Staff sheds light on 1919 murder case
August 26, 2020
New information regarding a century-old murder discovered by staff at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is shedding light on the acts leading to that murder.
According to a Wyohistory.org article by Dick Blust, an employee at the museum, the death of a game warden in 1919 may have been the result of legislation aimed at immigrants.
On Sept. 14, 1919, a deputy game warden, John Buxton, encountered two boys, 16-year-old John Kolman and 17-year-old Joseph Omeyc north of Rock Springs. The two were hunting rabbits when Buxton approached them. Omeyc was an Austrian immigrant and Buxton took...