A Last Hurrah for the Reno Gang The Reno Gang takes a big haul in one of their last jobs.

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Frank Reno

The Reno Gang hit the big time on May 22, 1868.  They robbed a train near Marshfield, Indiana of about $96,000—more than $1.5 million in today’s dollars—and got clean away, at least for the time being.

A member of the train crew was killed during the heist.  Law enforcement boosted its efforts to bring the gang to justice.  Within a couple of months, most of the outlaws were under arrest.  By the end of that year, 11 of them—including leader Frank Reno—were lynched by southern Indiana vigilantes.

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