Dave Rudabaugh sure got around. His outlaw career began in Arkansas in the early 1870s. He may have robbed stagecoaches in the Dakotas before robbing trains in Kansas. Dave got involved in the Colorado railroad wars in the late ‘70s. Then it was on to the Dodge City Gang in Las Vegas, New Mexico before hooking up with Billy the Kid around 1880. After a jail break, he became a Cowboy in Cochise County, Arizona. He may have been killed in Mexico in 1886. With all that, there’s no confirmed photo of the man.
True West March/April 2024