— OUTLAW, KILLER, ACTOR — Under a barrage of withering gunfire, members of the Doolin-Dalton Gang ran from Ransom’s Saloon in Ingalls, Oklahoma, to the livery stable next door to get their horses and escape a posse of Deputy U.S. Marshals.
Inside the livery, outlaw Roy Daugherty positioned himself up high to provide cover while the others escaped.
From his vantage point, Daugherty took aim and gunned down […]
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— TRAIN ROBBER — Outlaw Ben Kilpatrick stepped through the doorway of the prison at about noon. He glanced up at the sun and smiled. The long walkway ahead, bordered by shoulder-high wire fencing would lead him to freedom.
Kilpatrick’s spent ten years confined to about three-hundred acres of the sprawling federal penitentiary in Atlanta.
The world outside the prison walls underwent a dramatic change in that time. But […]
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— BUTCH CASSIDY ON ROBBING TRAINS —
— 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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