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Original Artworks From Hunter S Thompson Bid to be Aspen Sheriff

In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson ran for sheriff of Aspen…and it wasn’t a hoax.

Although the counter-cultural hero and writer was already making a name for himself with his drug-addled, wildly subjective gonzo journalism in the pages of Rolling Stone, he took the sheriff’s race seriously. Using the same lopsided, first-person style in which he wrote — blasting his political enemies with such hyphenated descriptions as “land-rapers” — Thompson took on a Republican candidate, losing by 455 votes.

Hunter S Thompson Sheriff
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