CATEGORY: American West
The Original Wild West Showdown, 150 Years Ago
July 21, 2015

On July 21, 1865, frontier legend Wild Bill Hickok gunned down gambler Davis Tutt in what is what is often called the first “Wild West” showdown. Read More

Historian Seeks Death Certificate to End Billy the Kid Rumors
February 27, 2015

An historian fed up with doubts about Billy the Kid’s demise has petitioned a New Mexico court to create a death certificate for the famous outlaw. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Bonnie and Clyde
December 6, 2013

Before Sunday’s world premiere of Bonnie & Clyde, explore 10 things you may not know about the outlaw couple. Read More

Butch Cassidy Gun With Secret Code Hidden in Grip Sells for $175,000
October 2, 2012

A gun owned by train and bank robber Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, has fetched $175,000 at auction. Read More

Guns Found on Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde for Sale
July 16, 2012

Nearly 80 years after the bloody shootout that killed the notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, their handguns are being put up for auction. Read More

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Jesse James Wanted Poster Goes Up for Auction
June 20, 2012

A rare Frank and Jesse James reward poster could fetch $25,000 when it goes under the gavel on Saturday, making it a most-wanted wanted poster. Read More

Annie Oakley’s Gun Sells at Auction
June 11, 2012

The shotgun Annie Oakley may have used while performing for Queen Victoria has fetched $143,400. Read More

People Rumored to Have Survived Their Deaths
August 15, 2011

Reports have long circulated that legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and D.B. Cooper and entertainers Elvis Presley and Andy Kaufman survived long after their alleged deaths. Find out more about these claims and other famous people rumored to have lived on for years in obscurity. Read More

A Tale of Two Guns: Legendary Gangsters’ Revolvers Up for Auction
May 31, 2011

Al Capone’s gun will go up for auction next month, but a revolver that belonged the lesser-known gangster Cole Younger may fetch more money. Read More