When the Pinkertons maimed the James’s brothers Mother.

Mistakenly believing Frank and Jesse James are hiding out at their family home, a gang of men–likely led by Pinkerton detectives–mount a raid that left the outlaws’ mother,Zetelda, permanently maimed and their nine-year-old half-brother dead. On the night of January 26, 1875, a gang of men surrounded the James farm in the mistaken belief thatContinue reading “When the Pinkertons maimed the James’s brothers Mother.”

The Wild Bill Hickok – Davis Tutt Duel

On July 21, 1865, Wild Bill Hickok shot Davis Tutt in a duel in Springfield, Mo. The event became known as the first real shootout in Old West. Tutt and Hickok, both gamblers, had at one point been friends, despite the fact that Tutt was a Confederate Army veteran, and Hickok had been a scout for the Union Army. DavisContinue reading “The Wild Bill Hickok – Davis Tutt Duel”

The death of William H. Bonney- aka Billy the Kid

Billy The Kid was born in the slums of New York City in 1859. After the death of his father, he traveled west with his mother ending up in Silver City, New Mexico Territory in 1873. Little of substance is known about Billy’s life during this period, and myth has replaced fact to shroud theContinue reading “The death of William H. Bonney- aka Billy the Kid”