Old West Outlaws
Real - William Christian--aka "Black Jack" Christian 1856-1897.. during the late 1880s and early 1890s, he and his brother Bob Christian organized the "High Fives Gang", operating around New Mexico Territory. The Gang robbed banks and killed several lawmen and were pursued to Arizona. A Posse located them in a small canyon, and ambushed them, killing all four members of the gang. Their bodies were placed on display, and the canyon is now known as "Black Jack Canyon"- ... JamesAZiegler.com
Laura Bullion (Oct. 1876=Dec. 2, 1961) was a female outlaw of the Old West. Most sources indicate that she was born of German and Native American heritage in Knickerbocker, TX. In the 1890s, Laura was a member of Butch Cassidy's gang the Wild Bunch. In 1901, Bullion was convicted of robbery and sentenced to 5 yrs, in prison for her part in the Great Northern train robbery. She was released in 1905 after serving 3 1/2 yrs. She moved to Memphis in 1918, working as a householder and seamstress.
Emmett Dalton. Grave Site: Kingfisher Cemetery. Year Buried: 1937. Where: Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Emmett Dalton was the only Dalton brother to survive the gang’s ill-fated dual bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas, in October 1892. Sentenced to life in prison, he got out on parole after 14 years and ended up writing a book about the Dalton Gang’s exploits, When the Daltons Rode.
Sherman W. McMasters (1853 - 1892) Texas Ranger, Outlaw, and gunfighter. In a letter written to his father, Will McLaury wrote that McMaster had been killed by the Cowboys. Wyatt Earp claimed in the Flood manuscript that McMaster had been killed in 1898 in the Philippines while serving as a soldier in the Spanish American War. However, official records do not list him as a soldier. A probate record filed by his siblings in 1906 listed his death in Colorado in 1892.
November 3, 1883 - Self-described "Black Bart the poet" (real name Charles Bowles) gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture. He was terrified of horses and committed all of his robberies on foot. This, together with poems left at the robbery sites, earned him notoriety. Through all his years as highwayman, he never fired a gunshot. He was always courteous and used no foul language (except in poems).