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Lane by a Foot

Lane by a Foot

“Clubfoot” George Lane got the nickname because of a bone deformity. In the early 1860s, he allegedly rustled horses in California and Idaho before...

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A Law Career Begins

A Law Career Begins

Virgil Earp’s entry into law enforcement was unexpected.  It was in Prescott, Arizona Territory on October 16, 1877; he was talking with two local...

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Friends unto Death

Friends unto Death

William Collins was an associate of Sam Bass, and a member of the Joel Collins (his brother) Gang (photo) that held up a Nebraska train of $60,000...

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Hard Hearted

Hard Hearted

Adelbert Ames was a Union general and Civil War military governor of Mississippi.  In 1876, he was also an investor in the First National Bank in...

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‘Stone ‘Em!’

‘Stone ‘Em!’

The James-Younger Gang was fighting for its life on September 7, 1876.  The attempt to rob Northfield, MN’s First National Bank had gone awry and...

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Rough Justice

Rough Justice

The James-Younger Gang was on the run after the Northfield robbery debacle, and posses were on the hunt.  One group led by Minneapolis Police...

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Tombstone Tragedy

Tombstone Tragedy

John Clum is best known for his time in Tombstone as mayor and founding editor of The Tombstone Epitaph.  But that period was also one of personal...

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The Earp Attorney

The Earp Attorney

W.J. Hunsaker is best known for his connections to Wyatt Earp—helping to defend him against murder charges stemming from the OK Corral fight, and...

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