The Last Gallows: John Morgan’s Farewell

"Gallows" is a new dramatized documentary about the last public execution in West Virginia. John F. Morgan was convicted in 1897 of using a hatchet to murder three family members. He was hanged in front of a crowd of 5,000 spectators in Ripley. The incident was described in a 1965 bluegrass song by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.