Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Being an outlaw in the Old West was a dangerous, grisly business—twenty-three gunshot wounds and living to tell the tale, falling out of a moving train, decapitation due to a hanging gone wrong, life on the lam, horse thievery, illegal alcohol trade, and more.
This new volume collects two long out-of-print classic works— The Dalton Brothers and Their Astounding Career of Cr Being an outlaw in the Old West was a dangerous, grisly business—twenty-three gunshot wounds and living to tell the tale, falling out of a moving train, decapitation due to a hanging gone wrong, life on the lam, horse thievery, illegal alcohol trade, and more.
These notorious outlaws of the Old West gained their infamy robbing trains, and all, except for one, died as violently as they lived—two of the Daltons during a bank robbery in , a third in , and Black Jack Ketchum in by hanging. These two classic accounts are brought together for the first time in this paperback collection of colorful stories about the two gangs.
This is a must-read for anyone interested in the true stories of the Old West and nineteenth-century criminals.
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To ask other readers questions about The Dalton Brothers , please sign up. Lists with This Book. The contradiction of lawman-to-outlaw was a common reality of the old West. The Dalton boys were the products of the idealic upbringing the West had to offer and it led them into what they thought would be a respectable and promising law enforcement career.
But realty proved to be harder than their commitment to duty could stand. Once promising citizens of the Oklahoma Territory, Bob, Grat, Bill, and Emmett Dalton lapsed into a life on the run highlighted by a few acts of retaliation on those they blamed for the wrongs in the world. He married and moved to California. He was a real estate agent and wrote books about his exploit with his brothers.
He died at age While the legacy of the Dalton gang is that of a band of dangerous outlaws, the reality is that was only a part of who they were; they were lawmen and cowboys, they were sons and sweethearts, and they never robbed an innocent person or harmed anyone except in defense of their lives. More Than Just Outlaws. Search this site.
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Site owners Holly Jones. Dalton Gang Wanted Poster . The editor gave them to older brother Bill Dalton , who had elected not to participate in the Coffeyville raid.
Emmett subsequently gave those Colts to his court-appointed attorney, J. In Fritch gave or sold No. Number was auctioned off in Coffeyville with other Dalton possessions on January 14, , and it sold to a W. Clark sold or gave it to H. Thus, these records prove that both Bob and Grat Dalton were wearing a pair of Colts on October 5, We can put eight of the 10 engraved pearl-gripped Colts in the hands of Grat, Bob and Emmett Dalton and Dick Broadwell on the day of the Coffeyville bank robberies. Who the A. Williams mentioned in Colt factory shipping records was is still a mystery.
California author and collector Lee A. This article originally appeared in the October issue of Wild West magazine.
For more great articles be sure to subscribe to Wild West magazine today! I own a pearl handle Colt 45 that was pat. How can I find any historical information about the gun. Louis on May 16, My Sr How can I find historical info about this gun?? My grandmother was a Harrison.
I would like to see a picture of the colt with pearl handles. The colt that we have has pearl handles but it is gold. My madian name is Dalton. But I would like to find out. I also would like to find out what this gun is worth. My grandfather, David Otis Cron was a small child in Coffeeville and caught a bullet in his leg.
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When I was growing up he used to show me the bullet holes on either side of his leg from where the bullet went through and through. I wonder if there are any record of collateral damage to innocent townspeople shot in the crossfire but not in the fight.
I would like to know if David Otis Cron, age 5, was mentioned as being shot during the raid. I have something that may be of interest to you. Call me A close friend of mine has a Winchester Model lever action rifle that has been handed down to him from his great grandfather, who worked for the coroner at site of the bank robbery. Since he was a small boy, his grandfather and father and uncles told him of his great grandfather getting this rifle at the crime scene and it belonged to one of the robbers.
We live miles or so from Coffeeville and plan on going to the museum this week. He has made mention of perhaps selling the rifle as he has been laid off from his job. If he never sells it, I am certainly enjoying the search and the attempt to verify the original owner. If anyone has information they would be willing to share, it would be appreciated. I can be contacted at sthomp44 hotmail.
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Well,i did not know that a gun can go a long ways,good info. Earp,he show them how to make Western movies,movie star like Tom Hart and other cowboys stars that were making a name for them selfs in Western movies,Emmett did good when he got out of prison and went to Hollywood and he live a good life there,you can say he was a Hollywood outlaw star,i mean,just think bout it,he attempt in robbery two Banks at one time in his home town to top that off,he was sentenced to life,but got pardoned and hook up was Chuck Martin to write his memoirs and make a movie bout him self and to pass away at 65 some 70 some thing yrs a go,what gunman do you know?
Albert from Dallas,Texas. My family is also descendent from the Dalton brothers.