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Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) ...
R T Bradley
William Elsey Connelle...
Photos, illustrations, and article about "Kansas cowtowns" back to the 19th century "Old West," including Wichita, Abilene, and Dodge City and their respective lawmen and outlaws, etc.
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...
Lawmaker, Lawbreaker: Henry Newton Brown
Short account of the career of Henry Newton Brown, who served as City Marshall of Caldwell, Kansas, before being captured during a failed bank robbery and excuted in April of 1884. Brown, a native of Missouri,...
Lecture By Cole Younger
Photocopy of a speech given by Cole Younger about his outlaw career in the Midwest with the original kept by his grandniece Leva Lee Hull Thomas, or Leva L. Thomas of Kansas City, Kansas. "Mrs. Thomas's...
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...
Local Pinkertons and Kansas City Police Department 'Nab' Train Robber Lonie Logan at Dodson, Missouri
Photo, portrait, and biographical article about Lonie Logan (1882-1900), "alias Lou Curry, a member of Butch Cassidy's Hole-in-the-Wall gang" killed in southern Kansas City by the local Pinkerton Detective...
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....
Portraits and description of Tom Maupin (later "prosperous on a Texas Ranche") and Dick Maddox ("surviv[ing] the war to fall in a private quarrel with a Cherokee"), and Oll Sheppard (later "killed in Jackson...
March 24, 1905
Portrait (of Walker), illustrations (of his home), and descriptions of Morgan Walker, "a man of affairs" with land near Blue Springs, Missouri since 1834 and raided by William Quantrill's men in 1860,...
Old Cemeteries Are History's Landmarks
Historical notes about Lone Jack, Lee's Summit, and other Jackson County cemeteries with markers for Civil War veterans of the Battle of Lone Jack and 18th century outlaws such as the Younger brothers....
On the Trail of the Dalton Gang
The author, Johnny Boggs, references several motion pictures produced about the Dalton gang and each one's various endings. Boggs sets out "to learn what really happened" and takes the reader on a journey...
Outlaw Gangs of the Middle Border: American Social Bandits
E. J. Hobsbawm called those western outlaws of 19th century America social bandits. Although outside the law, community members may have regarded them as honorable. This article concentrates on the Jesse...
Outlaw Jim Reed
Article provides biographical information for James (Jim) Clayton Reed, a Missouri-born guerilla fighter during the Civil War and outlaw thereafter. Reed's activities while serving under William Clark...
File includes articles and information on outlaws.
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....
Outlaws and their Opponents
Information about outlaws and their opponents in law enforcement related to the Kansas City area.
Paths of Resistance: Tradition and Dignity in Industrializing Missouri
Section of the book which deals with the subject of Jesse James defined here as a social bandit. Features that part of the James Gang activities which included the express company train robberies.
Charcoal portrait of Payne Jones in hat, shirt, and pullover typical of Quantrill's guerrillas trimmed with buttons along the shoulders, V neck, and tops of pockets. The drawing is not signed but attributed...
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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