— VOWED NO ONE WOULD TAKE HIM ALIVE — In the early morning of June 1902, a work detail marched to the prison foundry at the Oregon state penitentiary. Two inmates broke off from the group and retrieved a pair of Winchesters an accomplice had smuggled in from the outside. 

Minutes later, the calm of a Wednesday morning was shattered when Harry Tracy and David Merrill staged a bloody […]

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Bandit Queen

— THE BANDIT QUEEN — The woman, dressed as a man, looped a rope over a tree limb and slipped a noose around the rancher’s neck. She warned him to reveal the whereabouts of a treasure he buried—or die.

After feeling the noose tighten around his neck and being yanked into the air a few times, Walt Grayson came clean and disclosed the location of $30,000 in gold. 

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FlashBack Friday Newsletter

FlashBack Friday

Welcome to FlashBack Friday

Today, a quick recap of:

Blogs of the Week Tweets, including Historical Anniversaries, RealityChecks, and TimelessTips Selected Facebook posts Additional updates and progress reports when available


Sunday, March 17

Where Steinbeck Ate, But Didn’t Talk Much: The tall, slender man at the counter knew John Steinbeck, but didn’t much care for him.

Monday, March 18

The Mystery of Dead Man’s Hand: Stories say Wild Bill Hickok was gunned down during […]

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