Should Have Stucky to Cowboying Code Young paid a big price for riding the outlaw trail.

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Code Young.

Code Young went to outlawry in the mid-1890s, joining up with the High Fives Gang that roamed the Southwest.  The former cowboy was involved in a couple of robberies before an attempted New Mexico train stickup on October 1896.  

Things were going well—until Deputy US Marshal Will Loomis, a passenger, got involved.  Ironically, Loomis had been tracking the gang for a couple of months. He spotted Young and opened up with a shotgun.  The other bandits fled, calling out to Young to join them. But he was already dead.

The Fairbank Train Robbery

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