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Art Work, 18 X 22 in
Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) ...
R T Bradley
William Elsey Connelle...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Howard R Lamar
Floyd C Shoemaker
Stuart N Lake
'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 Family Letter Regarding the Youngers
Article (written by a relative of Cole Younger) about the Younger family of outlaws and the activities of leader Cole Younger through the early 1900s in and around the Kansas City area.
A Grave Matter
Short article relating the history of the burial of the Dalton Gang in Elmwood Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas, and the headstone. Includes photo of the headstone and what looks like a "postcard" with...
A Time to Heal Old Wounds
Photo and biographical article about late 19th century outlaw Frank James, comparing his trial acquittal to "O. J. Simpson's trial" of the late 20th century.
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."
Aerial Views Show Site of Red Crown Tavern
Article describes the "site of the famed shoot-out with Platte County law enforcement," and provides information on the location of the tavern in relation to present day highways. Also included are two...
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...
Alexander Franklin (Frank) James
Charcoal portrait of Frank James dressed in what appears to be a Confederate cavalry uniform. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. Not visible in the image is "Frank...
Andrew (Andy) McGuire
Charcoal portrait of Andrew McGuire in coat over a tab-closing shirt. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature is "Andy McGuire" written in different handwriting and black ink.
Archibald Clements (Arch or Little Archie)
Charcoal portrait drawing of Archibald Clements (sometimes spelled Clement) with a cigar in his mouth, dressed in a suit with a cravat and holding a pistol. Drawing is signed by the artist. Below the artist's...
Ask the Marshall
May 1, 2006
Letter from a reader of True West inquiring about the total sum acquired by the James-Younger Gang over some 12 years of robberies. Although the letter writer believes the members of the gang gained nearly...
Babe Hudspeth and Harrison Trow
Mention of Babe Hudspeth and Harrison Trow as members of William Quantrill's guerrillas in the Centralia Massacre at the end of the Civil War in Centralia, Missouri.
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...
Photo and information on Belle Starr (ca. 1848-1889), a notorious lady outlaw and sharpshooter. Born in Carthage, Missouri as Belle Myra Shirley and moving to Dallas, Texas as a sharpshooting entertainer...
Belle Starr--and Her Times
Photo, portrait, and biographical article about Belle Starr (ca. 1848-1889), a woman outlaw in Old West Missouri "called the feminine Jesse James." Born in Carthage, Missouri as Myra Belle Shirley and...
Ben Broomfield, Henry Clements, and James Cummings
Mention of Ben Broomfield, Henry Clements, and James Cummings as members of William Quantrill's guerrillas in the Centralia Massacre at the end of the Civil War in Centralia, Missouri.
Biographical article about W. D. Fossett, or Bill Fossett (1851-1940), "a frontiersman, pioneer, detective and marshal" in "Old West" Kansas and Oklahoma (then Indian Territory). Native of New York moving...
Billy the Kid
Information on the life of William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney, or Billy the Kid (1859-1881), an outlaw of the West, especially New Mexico, his place of death. Born in New York and partially raised in Kansas,...
Billy the Kid and Friends
Postcard which says: Billy, the Kid, before turning outlaw, with five cronies, who formed first gun club in the Early Days of the West. Postcard from Boot Hill Gift & Curio Shop, Dodge City, Kansas.
Bloody Bill, Noted Guerrilla of the Civil War
Biographical article about William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson, or Bloody Bill Anderson, outlaw and Confederate guerrilla leader of Bushwhackers in the Civil War, responsible for many war crime atrocities,...
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