— REVOLVING DOOR PRISONER — Cyrus Skinner spent most of his life reigning terror on others—until a cold winter night in 1864 when Lady Justice rode into a place called Hell Gate, Montana.
Born in Ohio in 1829, Skinner spent his youth robbing people.
At age 21, he moved to California and became a sort of revolving-door-prisoner.
In 1851, authorities arrested him for burglary […]
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— STOLEN PAYROLL STILL MISSING — The big man in a sleeveless vest hunkered over a forge, striking a hammer against a piece of iron glowing red from the flames of the furnace. The blacksmith wiped his sweat-lathered forearm across his forehead and turned to the waiting customer, a local rancher.
“What’s all the excitement about out there?”
“Another stagecoach robbery,” said the visitor. “Third one this month. The sheriff’s got no idea […]
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