“THE AMBUSH”

Marshal, Telluride, CO

— LAW AND DISORDER —  At around midnight, August 6, 1895, a gunshot exploded from the darkness and echoed through the main street of Telluride, Colorado. City Marshal Jim Clark buckled to his knees with a bullet to his chest and died within an hour.  

Authorities never identified the killer who ambushed the 54-year old lawman.

Speculation varied on the reason for the execution. […]

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“BEFORE THE WILD BUNCH”

FIRST BANK H EIST

— BUTCH CASSIDY’S FIRST BANK JOB — On the afternoon of June 24, 1889, three men rode into Telluride, Colorado, and made their way to the San Miguel Valley Bank.

Instead of masks, they wore garish outfits—”five-gallon hats, red bandanas, flashy shirts, chaps and high-heeled cowboy boots” and spurs.

The outlaws outfitted their horses in silver-studded bridles and saddles.

They wanted to convey the impression they were just cowboys out for […]

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