“TOO EASY TO CATCH”

Tom Ricketts

 — HIS FIRST AND LAST HOLD-UP — Two gunmen on horseback stormed out of a grove of trees near Muddy Station in Carbon County, Wyoming, and ordered stagecoach whip Abraham Coon to rein his team to a stop.

The two men wore dark suits and heavy overcoats on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon in late December 1889.

The stagecoach carried one passenger, a man named Allen.

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“THE RAID AT CASTLE GATE”

CASTLE GATE, UTAH

— DARING RAILROAD ROBBERY  — Two men sat on a bench at the train station in Castle Gate, Utah, once again awaiting the arrival of the Denver & Rio Grande Western. When the train pulled in on April 21, 1897, the engineer activated a loud steam whistle. The two men exchanged smiles when they heard the blast.

 

Butch Cassidy and Elza Lay had dropped by the station every […]

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“WILD WEST: PERSPECTIVES”

UNION PACIFIC RR

— BUTCH CASSIDY ON ROBBING TRAINS —

 

“THE BOGUS KID CURRY”

KID CURRY

— NO REDEEMING VALUE — One of the most hunted outlaws in the country sat in a darkened cell, in Knoxville, Tennessee, awaiting transfer to a federal prison, but he didn’t plan on waiting around for relocation formalities.

Harvey Logan, better known as Kid Curry, worked his way east from Wyoming robbing banks and trains until he got into a shootout with police in Knoxville, Tennessee.

“THE BOGUS KID CURRY”

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