The story goes that Kid Curry and two pals were on the run after holding up a train near Parachute, Colorado. On June 9, 1904, they came to the Larson Ranch. Carrie Larson and her two young boys were there. She saw one of the outlaws trying to take a horse and recommended he take another—which she said could never be caught. It turned out the beast was half-blind, spavined and hadn’t run in at least a year. As the bad guys left, the two Larsen boys opened fire on them, but didn’t hit anything.
True West March/April 2024