Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

Outlaws and villians (8)

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Black Jack Ketchum

Thomas Edward Ketchum was born on October 31,1863 in San Saba County, Texas, son of Green Berry Sr.Ketchum and Temperance Katherine Wydick…

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Buckskin Frank Leslie

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Leslie migrated west somewhere along the line and was working as a scout for the U.S. Army in Texas , Oklahom…

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0 Apr 5, 2017

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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0 Mar 7, 2017


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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0 Feb 6, 2017


 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, 2017


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, 2017

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, 2017


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