Outlaw Country: Taylor's Letter


01 Jun
01Jun


OUTLAW COUNTRY

KLAMATH COUNTY, OREGON, IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO GO IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE FOUND—AND THE WORST PLACE TO BE IF SOMEONE THREATENS YOUR LIFE.

Taylor wrote in a letter: “I have made many mistakes throughout my life and will continue to make mistakes. I have a deep regret.  I have relived that horrid week every night since then and highly doubt I will ever get over what had transpired and will live with it for the rest of my life. And the most difficult part—where do I go from here and how?”


One thing is certain: Taylor wouldn’t be returning to his plot on Tableland. Because he’d stopped paying for the place, it eventually went up for sale again online. As of this writing, it‘s still available. It could be yours for a mere $19,200. There’s a lovely butte on the property. If you scramble to the top, you can see a vast sweep of landscape. Below lies the sprawl of Knight’s compound and the shaggy wreckage of Taylor’s place, its thin soil stained with blood. Far in the distance there’s a dark tree line where the pines begin, and beyond that, blue along the horizon, the mountains.

ATTRIBUTION:

Full Article by EMMA MARRIS • PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL HANSON

For the Love of Stories via The ATAVIST Magazine


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