“FRONTIER GUMSHOE”

FRONTIER DETECTIVE

— PIONEERING DETECTIVE — James Hume enjoyed a sense of satisfaction after learning astute detective work had succeeded in tracking down the elusive stagecoach robber Black Bart to a hotel on Second Street in San Francisco.

Between 1875 and 1883, the outlaw proved a big thorn in the side of Wells Fargo. Charles Earl Boles, also known as Black Bart, held up 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches across northern California.

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“THE HAPLESS HIGHWAYMAN”

Hapless Highwayman

Dick Fellows plan to rob a Wells Fargo stagecoach of nearly a quarter of a million dollars proved a hapless venture. […]

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“GOD OF THE GALLOWS”

GOD OF THE GALLOWS

During his years heading up the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Arkansas, Judge Isaac Parker sentenced 160 individuals to death. […]

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“A SHOT IN THE DARK”

CIVIL SERVANT

Lawman Cash Hollister carried an arrest warrant for an outlaw wanted in several states. But he never got the chance to serve it. […]

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