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The Bald Knobbers

The Bald Knobbers were a pro-Union vigilante group that emerged in the southwest region of Missouri in the 1880s.  The a…

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The Archer Gang

There were an estimated 16 members of Indiana’s Archer Gang—almost all blood kin.  And they made their mark in the 1880s…

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“Big Ed” Burns

“Big Ed” Burns was a con man of the first order, roaming the Midwest and West from the 1860s until around 1920. In 1877,…

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Cole Younger

If I had to choose a favorite outlaw, without hesitation I’d say, “Cole Younger.” Besides being a “good man to ride the …

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