“YOUNG AND BOLD AND DEAD”

LAWLBREAKER TO LAWMAN

— LAWBREAKER TO LAW KEEPER  —  The man on horseback wearing a black Mexican jacket and a double-rig with two silver-plated, ivory-handled revolvers nailed a sign to a tree on the road leading to his ranch: “This is King Fisher’s road. Take the other.”

Fisher began riding the outlaw trail at 16, stealing horses and breaking-and-entering. Those crimes earned him a two-year term in the Texas State Penitentiary.

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“PLAYING DEAD”

Wells Fargo Agent

— FACING DOWN THE ODDS — Wells Fargo express messenger Jeff Milton knew the gunshot wound to his arm did a lot of damage. But when told doctors planned to amputate it at the elbow, he nixed the idea. It wouldn’t be the first time Milton spit in the eye of adversity. 

A few days earlier, Milton stood his ground in a shootout at a small train station at Fairbank, Arizona. 

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“HOLD-UP HISTORY”

First Daylight Robbery

— THE FIRST DAYTIME BANK HOLDUP —

 

“I think there were about ten men in the robbery. No one was recognized. I do not remember that they were disguised in any way. I do not think there was more than suspicion as to who the parties were.”  –Judge Sandusky, talking about what he remembered of the robbery.

The day after the robbery, fresh snow fell and covered the tracks […]

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“AUTHOR LOUIS BROMFIELD”

WRITER & CONSERVATIONIST

 

Writer and conservationist Louis Bromfield wrote thirty-one fiction and non-fiction books. One of his novels—Early Autumn—won the 1927 Pulitzer Prize. 

Bromfield loved the land on which he lived.

He won as much acclaim for his one-thousand-acre farm in Richland County, Ohio, as for his novels. 

Malabar Farm State Park, situated near the central Ohio community of Mansfield, stands as one of the first organic, self-sustained farms in […]

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