Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

Outlaws and villians (6)

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The Bass Gang

During one two-month period the Deadwood stage was held up four times by the Sam Bass Gang, consisting of Bass, Joel Collins, Tom Nixon, Bi…

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BILL ANDERSON--a short bio

William Anderson was born in 1839, in Kentucky and grew up in Randolph County, Missouri. In 1857, he, his brother, and three sisters moved…

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DALTONS' FIRST TRAIN ROBBERY

It was near Alila, California, on Feb. 6, 1891 that the Dalton Gang commited their first big crime.  a train robbery.  It was a train robbe…

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SKELETON CANYON TREASURE

 Skeleton Canyon is located in the southeast corner of Arizona. Smaller side canyons lead into New Mexico. It is quite close to the Mexican…

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0 Jan 27

JAMES BROTHERS AVENGE PINKERTON ATTACK, KILLING WESTFALL

On July 15, 1881 three bearded men boarded a Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad train at Cameron, Missouri thirty miles east of St.…

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0 Jan 27

Alf Bolin, the mystery treasure of murder rock

There was absolutely nothing good about Alf Bolin. During the Civil War in Taney and Ozark Counties in southern Missouri, he was the cruel…

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0 Jan 25

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