Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West

Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West

This book explores and examines twenty-one of the Old West's most baffling mysteries, which lure the curious and beg for investigation even though their solutions have eluded experts for decades.

Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781589797413

Category: History

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Two subjects continue to fascinate people the Old West and a good mystery. This book explores and examines twenty-one of the Old West's most baffling mysteries, which lure the curious and beg for investigation even though their solutions have eluded experts for decades. Many relate to the death or disappearance of some of the best-known lawmen and outlaws in history, such as Billy the Kid, Buckskin Frank Leslie, John Wilkes Booth, The Catalina Kid, and Butch Cassidy. Others involve mysterious tales and legends of lost mines and buried treasures that have not been recovered yet."
Categories: History

Famous Old West Murder Mysteries

Famous Old West Murder Mysteries

Our Old West history is cluttered by many such unsolved mysteries and an unexplained happening if one cares to search them. The Coyote Peak Murders In the dim moonlight twelve-year-old William 67 Mystery of the Indian Hater.

Author: Robert F. (Bob) Turpin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304949301

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

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Famous Old West Murder Mysteries contains some of the most celebrated, dreadful, savage, and brutal killings in history during the early eighteen hundreds. Some cases were solved and justice was rendered at the end of a gun or a vigilante rope. Many cases went unsolved, unreported, and were unknown due to the lack of slow law enforcements, unobtainable information, and inability to carry out a true investigation. Before witnesses could be found, if there were any, the criminals were long gone and never apprehended or arrested.
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Lawmen of the Old West

Lawmen of the Old West

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Author: Del Cain

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781556228346

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

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The lawmen in this book were serious offenders against the laws they had at one time sworn to uphold. Their skills were honed in range wars and family feuds and polished along the cattle trails, in the saloons and banks, and on the trains of the West. More than one kicked out their lives at the end of ropes strung up by citizens who were outraged by their abuse of the trust that went along with the badge they wore. These are their stories.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Great Stagecoach Robberies of the Old West

Great Stagecoach Robberies of the Old West

Most robberies were never solved, but many robbers were caught, indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced. This book includes a collection of 15-20 of the most thrilling stagecoach robberies from 1875-1905.

Author: R. Michael Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461748465

Category: History

Page: 200

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Stagecoach robbers evolved as a consequence of the discovery of gold or silver, or some other mineral treasure, and a town would "spring forth from the earth" overnight. Roads were soon built and stage lines began operating. A "pitching Betsy" would take out bullion and dust and bring in payrolls, always through country that was rough and isolated. The temptation to get rich quickly was too great for some, and the demand, "Hold! Throw out that treasure box!" was heard all too often in the Old West. Most robberies were never solved, but many robbers were caught, indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced. This book includes a collection of 15-20 of the most thrilling stagecoach robberies from 1875-1905.
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Old West Murders Mysteries and Mayhem

Old West Murders  Mysteries  and Mayhem

There was no further reason to believe that Senator Jones was connected to the crime, leading us to further believe in the unsolved mystery of the Moore murders. What about the letter written by Stephen R. Moore from Kankakee, Illinois?

Author: Robert F. (Bob) Turpin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329094352

Category: History

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A collection of five chilling murder stories: axe murders, brutal killings, bloody murder cases, and killing just for the hell-of-it-stories. 1) The Moore Family Murders - In the dark of night, a cold-blooded, heartless killer crept into the Moore home. When he later departed, eight terribly mutilated, blood-soaked bodies were left behind, chopped to pieces with an axe. 2) The Spicer Family Murders - A bizarre tale of brutal killings, murder, and justice. 3) The Killing of Billy Owens - A young man dies with his boots on, murdered just for the hell of it. 4) The Mysterious Death of Edna Wilson - Mysteries: What happened to pretty Edna Wilson? How did she die? Who beheaded her pony? Why were specific items placed with her dead body under a cliff overhang? 5) Who Killed Bob McCoy? - Thermopolis, Wyoming, was a breeding ground for rustler and outlaws in the Old West. The murder of Bob McCoy is perhaps the most mysterious, confusing case of many such killings.
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Great Murder Trials of the Old West

Great Murder Trials of the Old West

Lake City, Colorado, 1883 Prelude The story of Alfred G. Packer remains one of the American West's greatest unsolved mysteries — and a gruesome one at that. Heck, historians still debate his first name. Most records use the common ...

Author: Johnny D. Boggs

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781461625674

Category: History

Page: 250

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Not every Wild West disagreement was settled with guns on a dusty street. Even on the frontier, accused criminals were entitled to a fair trial. Author Johnny Boggs recreates and analyzes some of the wildest murder trials of these times.
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Cold Case The Tombstone Mysteries

Cold Case  The Tombstone Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West. 2nd ed. Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2013. Lake, Stuart N. Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931. Lockwood, Frank. Pioneer Days in Arizona: From the Spanish ...

Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493045877

Category: History

Page: 252

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From the late 1870s to mid-1880s, Tombstone, Arizona, enjoyed impressive growth and prosperity as a result of the discovery of major silver deposits nearby. As in many boomtowns in the American West, its sudden prosperity attracted businessmen, outlaws, grifters, gamblers, prostitutes, and preachers. It wasn’t long before there was a desperate need for lawmen and law enforcement. Outlaws like Johnny Ringo, Curly Bill Brocius, Buckskin Frank Leslie, Burt Alvord, and a handful of other lesser known criminals, all faced off with the legendary lawmen, including the Earp brothers—Wyatt, Virgil, Morgan, and Warren—who to one degree or another represented law enforcement in this wild, no-holds-barred town. In addition to Tombstone’s reputation as a setting for colorful outlaw-lawman confrontations, it is also associated with a number of compelling and baffling mysteries. Ghosts are reported to roam the old taverns, hotels, opera houses, and other buildings. Eerie and unexplainable sounds and sights have been associated with Boot Hill, the famous cemetery, as well as the New City Cemetery. Cold Case: The Tombstone Mysteries investigates the real stories behind the mysteries, including unsolved crimes that await a solution. These old west cold cases continue to attract researchers and investigators to the town too tough to die.
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Last of the Old Time Cowboys

Last of the Old Time Cowboys

Documented and supported by vintage photographs, this book will carry readers through the Old West with the cowboys. ... to Texas Treasury of Texas Trivia Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West Unsolved Texas Mysteries When Darkness Falls ...

Author: Patrick Dearen

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9780585230375

Category: History

Page: 224

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From true cowhands who stood tall in the saddle as the prototypes of the American myth, historian Patrick Dearen has collected priceless, spellbinding stories of a simpler era when a man's word was his bond and a cowhand rode hard and lived harder. Within the pages of this book these genuine legends who rode through a golden moment in American history live on.
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Great Train Robberies of the Old West

Great Train Robberies of the Old West

A few of the hundreds of train robberies stand out as thrilling and dangerous affairs, and the greatest of these (15-20) are included in this book.

Author: R. Michael Wilson

Publisher: Twodot

ISBN: 0762741503

Category: History

Page: 167

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During the 1800s trains carried the nation's wealth throughout the east, but no one thought to rob a speeding train until 1866. In 1870 the first western train was robbed in Nevada and within hours a second train was robbed. Railroads made every alteration to their cars and changed every procedure they could imagine to thwart the robbers, but to no avail. Robbing trains became epidemic over the next five decades, even when the legislatures made train robbery a capital crime. A few of the hundreds of train robberies stand out as thrilling and dangerous affairs, and the greatest of these (15-20) are included in this book.
Categories: History

Blood for Blood Wild West Legends of Revenge

Blood for Blood  Wild West Legends of Revenge

The Apache fled fearing their lives never knowing they had just killed their ageold enemy, the Apache Hunter. ... Our Old West history is cluttered by many such unsolved mysteries and an unexplained happening if one cares to search them ...

Author: Robert F. (Bob) Turpin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304519016

Category: Fiction

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Blood for Blood contains short stories based on true incidents which occurred on the western frontier in the late 1780s and early 1800s. They are tales of bitter revenge. In this book, Turpin tells about: 1) “Thirteen Who Will Die” - When fifteen year old Mary Cunningham was raped and brutally murdered by a vicious band of Mexican bandits, the family swore at her graveside to find and kill every last one of them. Thirteen of them would die for their despicable deed. 2) “Indian Hater” - The soft-spoken, timid-appearing John B. Townsend was a Cherokee half-breed with an undying hatred for all Indians, especially Apache and Comanche. Frontiersmen, used to seeing death in its gory, gruesome forms, were sickened by Townsend’s vengeful ways. In the dark of the night he prowled the hills and valleys, stalking his victims. It was claimed Townsend single-handedly killed twenty-seven Arizona Indians before his death.
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The Lost Lemon Mine

The Lost Lemon Mine

In The Lost Lemon Mine, Ron Stewart revisits this intriguing story and attempts to answer the tantalizing questions posed by the often conflicting evidence. Who was Lemon? Where was the mine?

Author: Ron Stewart

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781926936666

Category: History

Page: 144

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The legend of the Lost Lemon Mine is one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the Canadian West. In 1870, so the story goes, two prospectors named Lemon and Blackjack found gold in the rugged mountains of southwestern Alberta or southeastern British Columbia. Shortly after, Blackjack died at Lemon’s hand. The distraught Lemon left the scene of the murder and never recovered his senses—or his gold. Despite exhaustive searches by treasure seekers and historians, the mine has never been located. In The Lost Lemon Mine, Ron Stewart revisits this intriguing story and attempts to answer the tantalizing questions posed by the often conflicting evidence. Who was Lemon? Where was the mine? Did Lemon and Blackjack steal the gold and invent a fictitious mine to cover their tracks? Stewart has meticulously researched the many versions of the story in order to separate folklore from fact, challenging readers to reach their own conclusions.
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Nebraska s Unsolved Mysteries And Their Solutions

Nebraska s Unsolved Mysteries  And Their  Solutions

It's still there, as far as anyone knows, and those old coins may be worth a lot more than they used to be. Many pioneer families would bury ... Unsolved Mysteries (& Their The ways of the Wild West ruled the dirty village. Solutions!)

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Carole Marsh Books

ISBN: 9780793358038

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Death of a Legend

Death of a Legend

The Myth and Mystery Surrounding the Death of Davy Crockett Bill Groneman ... John Wilkes Booth (Plano, Texas: Republic of Texas Press, 1998); Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West (Plano, Texas: Republic of Texas Press, 1999); and WC.

Author: Bill Groneman

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781461732785

Category: History

Page: 250

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On March 6, 1836 one of the most well-known Americans of his time fought and died in one of America's most celebrated battles. In recent years the fate of David Crockett at the Alamo has become a subject of controversy and debate.
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The Law and the Lawless

The Law and the Lawless

More Great Amazing Stories Lost Lemon Mine Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West Ron Stewart print ISBN 978-1-926613-99-4 ebook ISBN 978-1-926936-66-6 The Lemon Mine story remains one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries of the Canadian ...

Author: Art Downs

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781927527863

Category: History

Page: 139

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When members of the fledgling North West Mounted Police first travelled west in 1874, they found a vast and rugged land ruled by whiskey traders, outlaws, and proud First Nations. From remote barracks in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, they quickly rose to the job of settling disputes and meting out frontier justice. They put their lives on the line and sometimes paid the ultimate price for it, as revealed in the story of Manitoba's beloved first police chief, Richard Power, who drowned while pursuing the fugitive Mike Carroll. In other stories, the frontier town of Calgary is the site of the first hanging of a white man in western Canada, while further east, a quick-witted Métis from St. Boniface earns the title of Manitoba's first Indigenous outlaw. These are amazing stories indeed of a formative time in Canada's history and the diverse people who played a role in bringing justice to the western plains.
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Weekly World News

Weekly World News

OLD WEST'S GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY Mrs. Meadows. "Most of their pals had been killed or jailed. We believe they wanted to go straight when they went to South America." Butch and Sundance stayed on the straight and narrow -Courtesy ...

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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.
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Weekly World News

Weekly World News

OLD WEST'S GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY sy Nevada Historical Society THE REAL Butch Cassidy, seated right, and the Sundance Kid, seated left, pose with unidentified fellow gunslingers in this rare photo. for several years before resuming ...

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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.
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Gambling Games of the Old West

Gambling Games of the Old West

As to exactly when and where poker originated remains an unsolved mystery. Historians have postulated that it first appeared in China around 900 AD when it evolved from Chinese dominoes - the Emperor Mu-tsung was reported to have played ...

Author: G R Williamson

Publisher: Indian Head Publishing

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Category: Games & Activities

Page: 145

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Most of the gamblers of the Old West got their start and reputations by working the circuit of the Mississippi River boats, the railhead cattle towns of Kansas, or the boomtowns that popped up around gold or silver mining. The gunfighter Ben Thompson got his start by running the Bull's Head Saloon with partner Phil Coe in Ellsworth, Kansas. Ben's friend, Bat Masterson, also started his career in the cattle towns of Texas and Kansas. In general, these legendary gamblers were known as "legitimate" or that they played a fair game without cheating. Truth be told, all of them knew the methods employed by the "sharps" to clean the pockets of the other players at the table. They had to know these "tricks" in order to spot a cheater at their table. Did they ever use any of these advantages to increase their odds? Probably so, but the public's perception of these men was that they ran a "square game". Hip-Pocket History of the Old West (Series) This compact book that gives concise accounts of odd or little-known facets of the American West. Historically accurate, but told in an easy-to-read format, with just a twist of humor. Informative, yet entertaining, the Hip-Pocket History series provides little nuggets without having to wade through a 400-page book of dry academic ostentatiousness.
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American Cowboy

American Cowboy

Awards Salute the Best Dressed in the West All American Cowboys Golden Boot Awards honor the stars of Hollywood Westerners Western. Researchers Probe Unsolved Mysteries of West's Outlaws CASPER, Wyo.— Like a convention of Pinkerton ...

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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.
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Singin a Lonesome Song

Singin  a Lonesome Song

... Tales ll Texas Roadside Restaurants and Cafes Texas Sports Writers: The Wild and Wacky Years Texas Tales in Words ... of Texas Trivia ll Ultimate Chili Cookbook Uncle Bubba's Chicken Wing Fling Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West .

Author: Gary Brown

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781461625629

Category: History

Page: 275

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Texas convicts and inmates have made the Texas prison system the most colorful in the world over the past 150 years. T
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