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April Fools!

April Fools!

Hoosier outlaws pull a fast one on their jailers. On this date in 1868, those words are written above a hole in the wall of the Council Bluffs, Iowa...

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Breaking the Bank

Breaking the Bank

The Reno Gang empty Missouri county treasuries. March 29, 1868. Pinkerton agents arrest four members of Indiana's Reno Gang, far from home in Iowa....

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A Deadly Lottery

A Deadly Lottery

Texas militia are given a strange opportunity to live or die. March 25, 1843. The Black Bean Incident. A group of Texians are part of the Meier...

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The Big Fight

The Big Fight

Cowboys vs. small ranchers in Tascosa. March 21, 1886. An ongoing dispute between cowboys at the LS Ranch--many former associates of Pat...

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A Deadly Arrest

A Deadly Arrest

Several Texas State Police die in a fight with the Horrells. March 19, 1873. Seven members of the Texas State Police arrest Bill Bowen for illegally...

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A Cowboy Legend

A Cowboy Legend

Buffalo Bill and the tale of Buck Taylor. The legend began with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19th, 1883. Cody decided to...

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