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Famous photograph of Henry Longabaugh (the Sundance Kid) and the mysterious Etta Place.  No one knows where she came from or what happened to her after she left Butch Cassidy and Sundance in Argentina in 1905.

Women: The Wild Bunch

By Carrie Lofty Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were notorious train and bank robbers, the most successful such outlaws in the American West. Although both men served jail time for minor crimes in their youth, they were never apprehended once they founded the Wild Bunch and began their exploits. But the Wild Bunch was also unusual in that a number of women consorted with the outlaws, participated in their hijinks, and lived in hiding at the Robber's Roost. No mere arm candy, these women…

The Sundance Kid (Henry Longabaugh) earned his nickname when he was caught and convicted of horse thievery in Sundance, Wyoming. Despite his reputation as a gunfighter, he is not certain to have actually killed anyone. After his release from jail in 1896, he and Robert LeRoy Parker aka “Butch Cassidy” formed the gang known as the Wild Bunch. They were responsible for the longest string of successful train and bank robberies in American history. Due to the pressure of the Pinkerton Detective…

10 Gunslinging Outlaws of the American Wild West - Listverse

The American Wild West includes the history, folklore, people, and events of the mid-1800s to the beginning of the 20th century (though some people date it up to the 1920s). During this time of expansion from coast to coast, many people rose to fame through their exciting (and often illegal) lives. We still remember these

Robert LeRoy Parker (April 13, 1866 – November 6, 1908/1936?), better known as Butch Cassidy, was a notorious American train robber, bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang in the American Old West. After pursuing a career in crime for several years in the United States, the pressures of being pursued, notably by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, forced him to flee with an accomplice, Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, known as the Sundance Kid, and Longabaugh's girlfriend, Etta Place.

15 Notorious Outlaws Throughout History

Some outlaws were interesting people who were thrust into a life of crime, others were less than admirable.

Bill Drennan, Indian scout and companion of Kit Carson 1870-1890

Bill Drennan, Indian scout and companion of Kit Carson

1 photographic print. | Bill Drennan, half-length portrait, facing slightly right.

Oliver Yantis, known as "Ol" Yantis (1869 - November 30,  1892) was an outlaw of the Old West, best known for being a member of  the Doolin Dalton Gang.

Oliver Yantis, Doolin-Dalton Gang

My outlaw connection! I don't have positive proof that we're related but he was born in Kentucky and I've been told many times that I'm related to every Yantis in Kentucky since that's where my line first settled in the U.S. I'm going to claim him until I know different. Oliver Yantis, known as "Ol" Yantis (1869 - November 30, 1892) was an outlaw of the Old West, best known for being a member of the Doolin Dalton Gang. Yantis was born in Kentucky, and worked as a cotton farmer near Orlando…

Belle  Starr..She was called "The Bandit Queen" Cherokee Indian family who stole horses .Her life was organizing & planning robberies as well as fencing stolen goods. She was also good at bribing the law to look the oher way or she would seduce them...

10 Gunslinging Outlaws of the American Wild West - Listverse

The American Wild West includes the history, folklore, people, and events of the mid-1800s to the beginning of the 20th century (though some people date it up to the 1920s). During this time of expansion from coast to coast, many people rose to fame through their exciting (and often illegal) lives. We still remember these

Harry Longabaugh (the Sundance Kid) and Etta Place, possibly AKA Ann Bassett.  Born 1878.

Historic Women List – Page 4

List of notable, famous, and infamous Women in American History.

Thomas Coleman Younger:

10 Gunslinging Outlaws of the American Wild West - Listverse

The American Wild West includes the history, folklore, people, and events of the mid-1800s to the beginning of the 20th century (though some people date it up to the 1920s). During this time of expansion from coast to coast, many people rose to fame through their exciting (and often illegal) lives. We still remember these

The curious tale of the Dalton Gang burial site.

A Grave Matter - True West Magazine

The Dalton Gang’s gravesite is not exactly front and center, which is strange when you consider it’s one of the […]

Gunman. 1890s cabinet card

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Belle Starr

Lomography - Belle Starr: The Bandit Queen

Belle Starr was an American outlaw known as the Bandit Queen. As a child, she excelled in several subjects but as she grew older, she fell into the wrong crowd and led a life of crime. Learn more about her story after the break.