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Texas Facts

9 Things You May Not Know About Texas

Celebrate Texas Independence Day with a look at some of the state’s quirks.

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

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

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Jesse James Wanted Poster Goes Up for Auction

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.

Annie Oakley Gun

Annie Oakley’s Gun Sells at Auction

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

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People Rumored to Have Survived Their Deaths: Slideshow

As historians claim that Butch Cassidy lived to a ripe old age, find out about other historical figures rumored to have survived long after their supposed deaths.

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A Tale of Two Guns: Legendary Gangsters’ Revolvers Up for Auction

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.

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Lincoln Documents Accompanied Donner Party on Its Grim Journey

Researchers have uncovered an unlikely connection between a young Abraham Lincoln and the ill-fated Donner Party.