“DEADLY MORNING MOON”

WILLIAM "BILL "DOOLIN

— LAST OLD WEST TERRORIST — In the early morning of August 25, 1896, outlaw Bill Doolin left his sleeping wife and child in her parents’ farmhouse and stepped into the main road under the light of a full moon—a walk from which he wouldn’t return.

Not far from the house in Lawson, Oklahoma, lawman Heck Thomas, and four deputies waited in hiding.

When Thomas spotted Doolin, […]

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“BILL DALTON’S LAST SUNRISE”

William Marion Dalton

— END OF THE TRAIL — In the early morning of June 8, 1894, a band of heavily armed U.S. Deputy Marshals took up positions around a small farmhouse near Elk, Indian Territory, about twenty miles from Ardmore, prepared to spring a trap on outlaw Bill Dalton.

Dalton had been hiding out for several weeks, on the run from a botched hold-up of the First National Bank in […]

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