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Road agents and train robbers

half a century of Western banditry.

by Harry Sinclair Drago

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Published by Dodd, Mead in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Brigands and robbers -- West (U.S.) -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 265-268.

      StatementIllustrated with photos. Endpaper drawing by Lorence F. Bjorklund.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV6446 .D7
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 274 p.
      Number of Pages274
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5292124M
      ISBN 100396067859
      LC Control Number72012439
      OCLC/WorldCa664050

      On March 4, , Vaughn and six others left Youngstown for the gold fields of the Idaho traveled by horse-drawn wagon to Council Bluffs, Iowa (which took 25 days), crossed the Mississippi River by ferryboat, and arrived in Omaha, joined a large train of 65 wagons taking the Oregon Trail to points west. They followed the trail along the North Platte River until.


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