Old West Outlaws
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Richard "Little Dick" West (1860–1898) was an outlaw of the Old West, and a member of Bill Doolin's gang. West was born in Texas, supposedly in 1860. He was working as a cowboy on the Halsell Ranch in Oklahoma Territory when he first met Doolin, in 1892. He was with the gang during a bank robbery in Southwest City, Missouri, which resulted in a gunfight in which West was wounded. He remained with the gang through 1896, when Doolin was killed by Deputy US Marshal Heck Thomas. Thomas, and Depu...
William "Tulsa Jack" Blake (c. 1859 - April 4, 1895) was an outlaw of the Old West, and member of the Wild Bunch gang. He had been a cowboy in Kansas through the 1880s, before drifting into Oklahoma Territory, where in 1892 he met outlaw Bill Doolin, and joined Doolin's Wild Bunch gang, sometimes called the Oklahombres, or the Doolin-Dalton Gang.
Court officials gathered around the body and severed head of Tom “Black Jack” Ketchum after his botched hanging on April 26, 1901. Historians suspect the decapitation (inset) occurred because the sheriff made the drop too far for Ketchum’s weight. – Botched hanging photo courtesy Bill Secrest Collection; Decapitation photo True West Archives –
Harvey Alexander Logan (1867 – June 17, 1904), also known as Kid Curry, was an American outlaw and gunman who rode with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's infamous Wild Bunch gang. Despite being less well known than his counterparts, he has since been referred to as "the wildest of the Wild Bunch". He killed at least nine law enforcement officers in five different shootings, and another two men in other instances, and was involved in several shootouts with posses and civilians during his ou
William Christian--aka "Black Jack" Christian 1856-1897.. during the late 1880s and early 1890s, he and his brother Bob Christian organized the "High Fives Gang", operating mostly around New Mexico Territory. The Gang robbed several banks and killed several lawmen and were pursued to Arizona. A Posse located them in a small canyon, and ambushed them, killing all four members of the gang. Their bodies were placed on display, and the canyon is now known locally as "Black Jack Canyon".
“Texas Jack” Vermillion – Old West Gunfighter
John Wilson Vermillion would grow up to become one of the many gunfighters in the Old West, with colorful nicknames like "Texas Jack" and "Shoot-Your-Eye-Out" Vermillion. He is most well known for his participation with Wyatt Earp in the Earp Vendetta Ride after the Clantons had killed Morgan Earp in 1882.
James Miller – Hired Killer of the Old West
James "Jim" Brown Miller, aka: "Deacon" Miller, "Killer Miller (1861-1909) - One of the worst of the many violent men of the Old West, James B. Miller was seemingly one of those "bad seeds" from an early age. Often impeccably dressed with good manners, he didn't smoke or drink and often attended church, earning him the nickname "Deacon Miller." But, he was a wolf in sheep's clothing.