“DARING AND DYNAMITE”

DARING & DYNAMITE

 — THE WILCOX TRAIN ROBBERY — In the early morning of Friday, June 2, 1899, engineer W.R. “Grindstone” Jones guided the westbound Union Pacific Overland Flyer No. 1 through the dark and the drizzle. In the distance, Jones spotted two men with signal lanterns flagging him down at milepost 609, near Wilcox, Wyoming.    

Thinking the rain might have washed out a small wooden bridge up ahead, Jones applied the […]

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“LURE OF THE OUTLAW TRAIL”

Roy Daugherty

— 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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“A MAN UNCHANGED”

THE TALL TEXAN

— 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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“WILD WEST: PERSPECTIVES”

UNION PACIFIC RR

— BUTCH CASSIDY ON ROBBING TRAINS —

 

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