The final shootout in central California.
June 11-12, 1893. A posse takes on train robbers John Sontag and Chris Evans at Stone Corral, an abandoned ranch north of Visalia, CA. It’s the culmination of a two-month search for the outlaws, who had been involved in several train robberies over the previous three-plus years. Sontag (photo) is mortally wounded; he is in such pain that, prior to his capture, that Sontag unsuccessfully tries to kill himself. Evans loses an eye and part of his left arm; he is captured and spends 17 years in Folsom Prison for all his bad deeds.