“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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“AUTHOR DAVID GOODIS”

Crime Fiction

Author David Loeb Goodis wrote noir crime fiction that featured colorful, but ill-fated characters who prowled the under-belly of the urban landscape, living lives of secrecy.

Author David Goodis “…was a poet of the losers, transforming swift cut-rate melodrama into traumatic visions of failed lives,” wrote critic Geoffrey O’Brien, editor-in-chief of Library of America.

Born in 1917, Goodis grew up in Philadelphia in the Logan section. In high school, he served as editor of the […]

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“THE GREATEST OF OF ALL”

Lawman

Deputy Sheriff William Tilghman strapped on a gun belt, stepped out of his office, and crossed the street to find a man by the name of Ed Prather, who spent the last couple of days terrorizing the folks of Farmer City, Kansas while celebrating the July 4th holiday.

Tilghman, who turned 34 the previous morning—July 4, 1888—reportedly helped Prather out a few times and considered him a friend.

Prather, according to various accounts, had […]

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