If it please the court

Letter to the Editor

Posted: Monday, March 18, 2002

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Legal history worth checking out

It is never a pleasure to dispute the bench, but there is one error in Larry Weeks' otherwise excellent article on Juneau's legal history and the display at the courthouse.

The house where Robert Stroud committed murder was not on Gastineau Avenue but on Fourth Street. It stood across the street from the present Mendenhall Apartments.

It no longer stands, but the man who pointed it out to me half a century or so ago was Lionel Herbert "Bert" Faulkner, who was a deputy U.S. marshal in Juneau until 1911 when he was appointed U.S. marshal for the First Judicial Division. He was the first officer on the scene of the murder.

R.N. DeArmond


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