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'The Great Issue': Kansas Cityan [sic] Discusses Problem of Getting Rid of Blacks, Contending Country Is in First Stages of Disintegration
Photo and biographical article about Colonel John Moore, a Confederate veteran and journalist writing a book called "The Great Issue: An Argument" about the "degeneracy" in America caused by intermarriage...
A Trail of Death Ahead
Article about the deaths of eight of John Dillinger's former gang members in the nationwide manhunt for related outlaws, especially in the Midwest and including "George (Baby Face) Nelson."
Al Jennings Dies with Boots Off
Photo and obituary for Al Jennings (~1849-1961), "pint-sized badman of the trains and trails of the Oklahoma territory," imprisoned from about 1902 to 1907 for "robb[ing] 15 or 20 trains" and other crimes...
Banks May Relax Now: Deaths of Floyd and Dillinger Remove Major Threats
Photos and descriptions of recently deceased Midwestern outlaws such as John Dillinger, Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde, with an overview of the diminishing danger to Midwestern banks...
Burial of a Train Robber: Lonie Logan, the Desperado, Sleeps in Forest Hill Cemetery
Funeral notice for the train robber Lonie Logan, alias Lou Curry, buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City.
Cole Younger and Frank James Were Good Friends of Mine
File containing an article with photos (not of Starr or Swope) mentioning Belle Starr and Thomas Swope as acquaintances of Harry Hoffman, former Jackson County marshal. Mention of Swope as the victim of...
Deaths: Dr. Harry Underwood
Photo and obituary for Dr. Harry Underwood, "50, of 121 West [48th Street]," a Kansas City physician. Native of Lucas, Kansas coming to Kansas City in the 1940s as builder of "the Medical building, 5100...
Dillinger Is Slain
News of the slaying of notorious outlaw John Dillinger, "Public Enemy Number One," by federal agents in Chicago and crowds of spectators rushing on the scene, with photos and a chronology of Dillinger's...
Family Asks: Is Clell Miller in His Grave?
June 12, 2012
Article examines the mystery of whether the remains of Clell Miller, an outlaw with the James-Younger gang, are his that are buried at Muddy Fork Cemetery in Kearney, MO. Descendants of Miller have petitioned...
Newspaper clippings with photos and information on Frank James (1843-1915), an outlaw of "Old West" Missouri starting as one of Quantrill's guerrillas with his brother Jesse in the Civil War.
Harvey Logan, Alias Kid Curry
File contains multiple articles about the life of Harvey Logan, alias Kid Curry, an outlaw with his brothers in the Logan gang and with the Wild Bunch, including Lonie Logan, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance...
Newspaper clippings with photos and information on Jesse James (1847-1882), an outlaw of "Old West" Missouri starting as one of Quantrill's guerrillas with his brother Frank in the Civil War.
Jesse James, the Outlaw and Defendant
September 24, 2007
Henry "McDougal, practicing in Daviess County, northeast of Kansas City, appears to have prosecuted the only successful lawsuit against [Jesse] James, obtaining a judgment, collecting--and living to tell...
John Dillinger Killing
July 23, 1934
Front page of the paper about the killing of John Dillinger (1903-1934), "public enemy number one," by federal agents in Chicago.
Kill a Train Robber: Detectives Shot Down Logan, Who Aided in Robbing the Union Pacific of $34,000 in Wyoming
Obituary article about Lonie Logan, "a notorious desperado from Wyoming, known also as Lou Curry" visiting his aunt and cousin when "surrounded and killed near Dodson, sixteen miles south of Kansas City"...
Killing Pretty Boy
Article about the possibly intentional framing of Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, in 1934 as "the key trigger man" behind the 1933 Union Station Massacre in Kansas City, with premature reports at the Kansas...
Library of Congress displays 'Missouri Kid' Robbery Story
Library of Congress exhibit features recent Pinkerton Detective Agency records. Includes perhaps Missouri's most notorious outlaw, William "The Missouri Kid" Rudolph. He and George Collins robbed a bank...
Long Gone, the 2-Gun Outlaws, but Pinkerton's Carries On
Photos and article about the history of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, starting with early private investigator Allan Pinkerton (1842-1889) about 1850 and opening an office in Kansas City about 1886....
July 12, 2012
File containing an articles about notorious criminals, including one about Reymond Holzhey, or Black Bart Holzhey, an outlaw in the late 1800s Old West involved in murders and robberies of trains and stagecoaches....
Peace Officer's Long Career Bridged Era from Cow Towns to Gangsters
Book review of "Marshal of the Last Frontier" by Zoe Tilghman about her father, William Matthew Tilghman, or William Tilghman (1854-1923 ca.), " years a peace officer on the old frontier." Native of...
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