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Treasures of the Digital Archives: Asotin County Frontier Justice Records

Asotin County Frontier Justice Criminal Case File:  Charles Heiby Accused of Horse Theft.

Asotin County Frontier Justice Criminal Case File: Charles Heiby Accused of Horse Theft. Click here to view all 38 pages.

The Frontier Justice Collection consists of valuable information about laws and justice throughout the Territory of Washington prior to statehood in 1889. One of the counties’ records in the collection, Asotin County, has been scanned so in addition to the general information about each case, you can see the actual court documents. Of the 277 items in the Asotin records, there are 8 probate, 21 criminal, and 73 civil court cases. The types of cases include: collections, foreclosures, deeds, divorce, custody, guardianship, estate administration, adultery, murder, fornication, horse and cattle theft, burglary, and illegal liquor sales. The criminal and divorce cases can provide quite an amusing read – Enjoy! Asotin Frontier Justice Records.