“CIMARRON RIVER SHOOTOUT”

CHRIS MADSEN

— BEGINNING OF END FOR DOOLIN GANG — In the early morning of April 4, 1895, Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Madsen led a posse into Oklahoma Territory to an encampment occupied by the Doolin Gang.

The night before, the outlaws robbed the Rock Island train at Dover, Oklahoma, but couldn’t open the safe containing a $50,000 Army payroll.

Instead, they walked among the 250 passengers with grain sacks, relieving them of […]

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“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”

BILL DOOLIN’S LUCKY DAY

Outlaw Bill Doolin, Wild Bunch

On the morning of October 5, 1892, a group of six men galloped toward the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas, to make outlaw history by robbing two banks simultaneously, but one of them sensed an impending danger.

Bill Doolin, a member of the Dalton Gang, suddenly pulled back on the reins and slowed his horse to a stop, pretending it had thrown a shoe, and explained he was heading to a nearby ranch […]

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