Outlaws and lawmen

Langley, Andrew
January 2003
Wild West (1-59084-458-0);2003, p36
Book Chapter
The article provides information on outlaws and lawmen in North America during the 1800s. Abilene, Kansas was a cow town full of wild cowboys who were hard to control. In 1871, a marshal named James 'Wild Bill' Hickok arrived in the town and kept order for several months. Wyatt Earp tamed the gunmen of Dodge City, Kansas with his long-barreled revolver. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were two of the best-known outlaws. The James Gang, including brothers Jesse and Frank James, would beat up or kill their victims before robbing them. Belle Starr was known as 'The Bandit Queen'. Judge Roy Bean was the only lawman for 400 miles in outlaw country west of the Pecos mountains. INSET: WORD PUZZLE.


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