Vinegar Gang Lynching - Sis Vinegar's Story (Based On True Events)
by Napoleon Crews
On June 2, 1882 at about 9:30 p.m., David Bausman met death at the Kaw River while engaging in sexual intercourse with 14 year-old Sis Vinegar. On June 10, 1882 at about 1:00 a.m., a mob broke into the Douglas County Jail, removed and lynched the Vinegar Gang men for the death, the motive being robbery. Branded a prostitute, beggar, and a thief, Sis Vinegar never got to tell her story, until now.