LYNCH ROPES & LONG SHOTS.; The True Story of an Old West Train Robbery.

Silver City, NM: High-Lonesome Books, 2006. First edition. Stamped Cloth. 6 x 9, 200 pgs, b&w historical photos. In November, 1883, near a railroad siding called Gage in southwest New Mexico, four mounted outlaws derailed the eastbound Southern Pacific, killed the engineer, and robbed the train and passengers of far less money than they had hoped. The meager heist nonetheless set in motion one of the best Old West action yarns ever-and it's all true! Included with train robbery comes hard riding over rough country, hideouts in the wilderness, brilliant detective work, not-so-brilliant detective work, a jail break, several shoot-outs on the run, more killings, on-the-spot lynchings, greed over the reward money, and the trial where the outlaw leader, the resilient Kit Joy, tries mightily to beat the rope. Fast-paced and fully documented, former lawman Bob Alexander has once again given us important Western history that the others have missed. New. Item #18112
ISBN: 094438370X

Price: $20.00

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