“THE DAY THE GOOD GUYS WON”

ROBBERY AT BAXTER'S CURVE

— THE ROBBERY AT BAXTER’S CURVE —  Two men stood in the shadows and watched a Southern Pacific train pull into Dryden, Texas, to take on water. When it stopped, they slipped aboard the locomotive and drew their guns. 

At around midnight, March 13, 1912, Ben Kilpatrick and Ole Hobek forced the engineer of Train #9 to proceed to an iron bridge east of Baxter’s Curve near Sanderson, and stop the train. Waiting […]

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“THE AMBUSH”

TELLURIDE, CO

— LAW, ORDER, AND POLITICS — At around midnight, August 6, 1895, a gunshot exploded from the darkness and echoed through the main street of Telluride, Colorado, sending City Marshal Jim Clark to his knees, a bullet to his chest. Less than an hour later, he died.

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

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

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THE BLANK CHECK CAPER

1ST NATIONAL BANK, DENVER

— GUNMAN STAGES DAYLIGHT BANK HEIST — In the early afternoon of March 30, 1889, a well-dressed man stepped into the First National Bank in Denver to keep an appointment with bank president D.H. Moffat to alert him about a conspiracy to rob the place.

When Moffat greeted the stranger, the man of medium height with a light-colored moustache, who asked him for a blank check so he […]

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