His stagecoach was an easy mark for robbers.
George “Baldy” Green—nicknamed for the obvious reason—was a stagecoach driver between Placerville, CA and Virginia City, NV in the 1860s. But he had a big problem: robbers seemed to love his runs. The number is not clear, but Baldy’s stages may have been hit a dozen times between 1865 and 1868; the take in at least one case amounted to $10,000. Maybe he was unlucky; maybe he was working with the outlaws. But his bosses at the Pioneer Stage Company finally had enough and let Baldy go.