Synopses & Reviews
From Cheyenne to Cody, Meeteetse to Laramie, the frontier towns of Wyoming were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Butch Cassidy and his gang slipped through the fingers of every posse that came their way. Hired gun Tom Hornguilty of many crimeswas famously hung for a crime he may or may not have committed. And no criminal records are more bizarre than those of Big Nose” George Parrott and Frank Towle. From the Johnson County War to the Weston County Poisoner, read about the most dramatic events and the most notorious desperados in the history of the Cowboy State. Through fourteen astonishing true stories, Outlaw Tales of Wyoming introduces you to a state you thought you knewand a West wilder than youve ever imagined.
Massacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Wyoming. Ride with horse thieves and cattle rustlers, stagecoach, and train robbers. Duck the bullets of murderers, plot strategies with con artists, hiss at lawmen turned outlaws. A refreshing new perspective on some of the most infamous reprobates of the Great Plains.
About the Author
R. Michael Wilson has been researching the Old West for fifteen years, following a quarter century as a law enforcement officer. His areas of expertise are crime and punishment, and his writing philosophy is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” Wilson served as a consultant for an episode of The History Channels Wild West Tech”. He is an active member of the National Outlaw Lawman Association and Western Writers of America. He lives in Las Vegas.
Table of Contents
(i) Introduction (ii) Map (1) Charles Martin and Charles Morgan: Hanged on the Tripod Gallows (2) The Asa Moore Gang: Lynched by Vigilantes (3) Attack of the Monitor (4) Big Nose” George Parrott and His Boys (5) Mosier and His Dog Tip: On a Crime Spree (6) George Cooke: He Had His Man for Thanksgiving (7) Benjamin F. Big Ben” Carter: The Badman from Bitter Creek (8) The WSGA Lynching at Spring Creek Gulch (9) George A. Black: A Black Day” for Ol Tanglefoot (10) The Johnson County War (11) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Those Elusive Wild Bunch” Boys (12) John Badeye” Santamarazzo: The Weston County Poisoner (13) Charles F. Woodard: The Murderer of Sheriff Ricker (14) Tom Horn: The Cattle Detective