Oklahoma Outlaw Zip Wyatt

Zip Wyatt

Oklahoma outlaw Zip Wyatt was one tough character.  He and friends went on a crime spree that lasted five years in the 1890s, featuring numerous shootouts, robberies and escapes (and leaving several lawmen dead).

A posse put a bullet in his chest in August 1895.  It should have killed him, but Wyatt continued to flee. Three days later, Zip took on two posses—this time suffering severe wounds to his stomach and pelvis.

In spite of doctors’ forecasts, he somehow held on for more than a month, finally dying on September 7.