After too many whiskeys, Bucksin Frank Leslie would stand his wife against a wall and shoot around her silhouette. Few jails could hold Augustine Chacon, who boasted of killing more than fifty men. Burt Alvord conducted business on both sides of the law. And while Charles Stanton sipped his favorite Irish whiskey, unsavory gunmen looted and killed under his orders.
Outlaw Tales of Arizona uncovers eleven true stories of the state's most notorious outlaws and events from the late 1800s. Massacres, mayhem, and mischief lurk between these pages, bringing back wild times when the law and the lawless were often in cahoots and no one was safe from the whim of a gun-slinging desperado.
Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Arizona, with compelling legends of Arizona Territory's most despicable desperadoes.
Researcher and writer Jan Cleere concentrates her work on the desert southwest and the stories of individuals who contributed to its history, on either side of the law. A graduate of Arizona State University West with a degree in American Studies, she writes historical nonfiction for national and regional publications, and is the author of More than Petticoats: Remarkable Nevada Women.
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