The Tall Tales Of Texas Jack Reed’s stories exceeded his exploits.

Nathaniel Reed
Nathaniel Reed.

Nathaniel “Texas Jack” Reed was an outlaw in the Oklahoma and Indian territories in the 1880s and ‘90s.  He was involved a handful of train stickups—for sure. He also claimed to have ridden with the Daltons and Bill Doolin and Henry Starr.  There’s no evidence of that.

He was captured in 1895 and sentence to five years in prison, but Judge Isaac Parker pardoned him after about a year.  Reed went on to be an evangelist with a “crime does not pay” message for all the faithful. He died in 1950 at the age of 87.

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