Stanton Store


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Stanton's Store, in Weaver, Arizona, with Rich Hill in the background. (Despite description on the photo, this is Stanton, not Weaver.) "Irish Lord" Stanton in front of the building.

When Charles P Stanton first set his eyes on the town of Antelope Station, he coveted to make it his own personal empire. Eventually he would name the town in honor of himself and rule it with a murderous tyranny that would even make Al Capone blush.

"While Stanton, Arizona never had the glamor of Tombstone, in the days of Charles Stanton, no town in the West could equal the murderous, evil environment predominating life in this (otherwise) thriving gold-mining community."

In fact, Stanton gained such a heinous reputation that travelers in the area steered clear of the town.

By all accounts, Charles P Stanton was an unpleasant, lecherous, and conniving man. Most in the area believed that several murders in and around the town were the result of his insatiable greed; yet no one could ever prove he had any involvement with the killings.

Desmond. "1875-86: The Murderous Stanton Syndicate." #PrescottAZHistory. January 01, 1970. Accessed January 19, 2019.


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