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The Story of Reuben Benton Hayward’s Murder—Part 1

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Sarah Hayward and her daughters, 13-year-old Cora and 11-year-old Minnie, watched as Reuben Benton Hayward slapped reins to the bays that pulled his wagon down the lane toward Mount Vernon Canyon. With him in the wagon were two strangers, purported dishwashers from the Overland Hotel in Golden, who had asked him for a ride to the Rooney Ranch. The date was September 10, 1879, and it was the last time Sarah and the girls would see Reuben alive. Dennis Potter, retired Captain of the Jefferson County Colorado Sheriff’s Department, criminal justice professor, and the previous presenter of the popular “Operation Hideout: The Investigation into the Kidnapping and Murder of Adolph Coors III” returns for this exciting program. Location and Pricing - Golden History Museum, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., $0 members; $10 non-members. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. https://www.goldenhistory.org/get-involved/membership/. Facility Rental: learn how a Golden Museum rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy. https://www.goldenhistory.org/visit/golden-museum-rental/.