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Date: Probably 1932 Description: Gus Landergen was the local government hunter. Here he is pictured with a dead mountain lion at Murphy Ranch. Tom Murphy is standing. Tom trained the dogs for Gus. Reproduced with permission of June Reger.
Date: About 1930 Description: Pictured are Tom Murphy, Harold Johnson, and Ira Campbell. Reproduced with permission of June Reger.
Birth: March 13, 1872 Death: October 19, 1934 Grave Number: About: He was the son of David and Polly Murphy. He married Etta Leota (Patton) Murphy, the daughter of Milo and Sarah Patton, on August 2, 1897. Thomas and Etta … Continue reading
What follows is an excerpt from the 1928 book Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope. Pope traveled to Blocksburg in 1918 to hunt bear with a bow and arrow. Tom Murphy hosted him at his home and … Continue reading
When Tom Murphy lay dying of cancer at home at the age of 62, his family discovered something about him that none of them knew. It involved the “hard winter” of 1889 which is mentioned in most accounts of the … Continue reading