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Was it the Bill Doolin & the "Wild Bunch" ?
Item # 591713
November 8, 1893
ALLEGANY COUNTY REPORTER, Wellsville, New York, Nov. 8, 1893
* Outlaw Bill Doolin
* Wild Bunch gang
The top of the first column has: "Bandits Corralled" "Arkansas Train Robbers At Bay In The Mountains" with further subheads. The report notes in part: "...report from Batesville, Ark...This little mountain town has been in the midst of most intense excitement all day. The two train robbers captured Saturday afternoon are in jail...One, who gives his name as Bill Lemmons, but who is believed to be the notorious outlaw Bill Dulan, is undoubtedly the leader of the gang and the man who went down the aisles of the car relieving the passengers of their valuables..." with much more.
It is believe his name was misspelled & he was in fact Bill Doolin, the infamous founder of the "Wild Bunch" gang that specialized in robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas during the 1890s (see hyperlink). He was previously a member of the Dalton Gang.
Complete in 10 pages, light browning, a bit irregular & partially loose at the spine, good condition.
Category: The Old West