Rocky Mountain Train Robberies: True Stories of Notorious Bandits and Infamous Escapades

Rocky Mountain Train Robberies: True Stories of Notorious Bandits and Infamous Escapades

by W.C. Jameson

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Overview

One of the most colorful parts of American History is the time of train robberies and the daring outlaws who undertook them in the period covering from just after the Civil War to 1924. For decades, the railroads were the principal transporters of payrolls, gold and silver, bonds, and passengers who often carried large sums of money as well as valuable jewelry. For the creative outlaw, trains became an obvious target for robbery. The list of America’s train robbers is a veritable Who’s Who of American outlawry and includes: Frank and Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Charles Searcy, Charles Morganfield, Sam Bass, Black Jack Ketchum, Seaborn Barnes, and others. To this cast of train robbery-related characters can be added the relentless investigations and pursuit by individuals associated with the Pinkerton Detectives, Texas Rangers, Wells Fargo detectives, railroad company detectives, as well as local and area law enforcement authorities. In addition, there are numerous tales of bravery that took place during train robberies involving heroic express car messengers, conductors, engineers, brakemen, and even passengers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493033362
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 476,897
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

W.C. Jameson is the award-winning author of more than eighty books. He is the bestselling treasure author in America, and his prominence as a professional fortune hunter has led to stints as a consultant for the Unsolved Mysteries television show, the Travel Channel, and the History Channel. He lives near Austin, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Arizona

Chapter 1 Papago, April 27, 1887 3

Chapter 2 Vail, August 10, 1887 7

Chapter 3 Canyon Diablo Station, March 1, 1889 11

Chapter 4 Maricopa, October 1, 1894 17

Chapter 5 Willcox, January 30, 1895 21

Chapter 6 Peach Springs, February 8, 1897 25

Chapter 7 Burt Alvord 31

Chapter 8 Cochise Junction, September 11, 1899 35

Chapter 9 Fairbank, February 15, 1900 39

Colorado

Chapter 10 Colorado Springs, October 1881 47

Chapter 11 Unaweep Switch Station, November 3, 1887 51

Chapter 12 Cotopaxi, August 31, 1891 59

Chapter 13 LaSalle, August 17, 1892 63

Chapter 14 Victor, March 24, 1895 67

Chapter 15 Hugo, August 4, 1900 71

Chapter 16 Trinidad, November 18, 1902 75

Chapter 17 Harvey "Kid Curry" Logan 77

Chapter 18 Parachute, June 7, 1904 83

Idaho

Chapter 19 Athol, September 22, 1900 89

Montana

Chapter 20 The Sundance Kid 95

Chapter 21 Malta, November 27, 1892 99

Chapter 22 Butch Cassidy 103

Chapter 23 Wagner, July 3, 1901 111

Chapter 24 Drummond, October 23, 1902 115

Chapter 25 Bearmouth, June 16, 1904 119

Nevada

Chapter 26 Verdi, November 4, 1870 125

Chapter 27 Pequop, November 5, 1870 131

Chapter 28 Montello, January 23, 1883 135

Chapter 29 Humboldt, July 14, 1898 141

New Mexico

Chapter 30 Rincon, April 16, 1882 147

Chapter 31 Gage, November 24, 1883 149

Chapter 32 Blackjack Ketchum 155

Chapter 33 Socorro, October 30, 1884 159

Chapter 34 Nutt, 1892 163

Chapter 35 Black Jack Christian 165

Chapter 36 Rio Puerco, October 2, 1896 167

Chapter 37 Grants, November 6, 1897 171

Chapter 38 Folsom, August 16, 1899 177

Chapter 39 The End of Blackjack Ketchum 181

Chapter 40 Logan, July 30, 1904 185

Chapter 41 Deming, November 24, 1937 187

Wyoming

Chapter 42 Carbon, June 2, 1878 193

Chapter 43 Wilcox, June 2, 1899 197

Chapter 44 Tipton, August 29, 1900 201

Chapter 45 The End of Butch Cassidy, Train Robber 205

Glossary of Railroad Terms 209

Bibliography 213

Index 217

Acknowledgments 223

About the Author 224

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