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Dalton Gang robs its last train...
Item # 637209
July 15, 1892
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1892
* The Dalton Gang
* Adair, Oklahoma
* Last train robbery
The back page has a nice article headed: "A Bold Train Robbery" "The Dalton Gang Hold Up an Express and Secure a Rich Prize" with the dateline from Parsons, Kansas. The photos show the entire report, which contains some nice detail, somewhat more than is commonly found.
On July 14 the Dalton Gang made its last train robbery at Adair, Indian Territory. They made such quick & quiet work that the deputies--where were on the train--didn't realize it was being robbed until the job was nearly completed. The robbery was followed by a fierce but brief gun battle with the bandits, during which an innocent bystander was killed. The Dalton Gang escaped unharmed with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Four pages, a very large size newspaper, even light browning, good condition. Should be handled with care.
Category: The Old West