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The very man ...
Wed Feb 13, 2019 13:03

"after the 1881 Blue Cut train robbery, ten "gang members" were initially arrested, then eventually released"

Kenny ... the authorities made an even bigger deal out of proving the ten suspects [and two later ones] innocent than they had of proving their guilt ... all the evidence seemingly disappeared ... protecting Liddill was deemed more important ... the "capture" of extra "gang members" would seem a good diversionary tactic, but reading Liddil & Hite's confessions none of the real robbers had the wit to even come up with such an idea ... I was unsure about Blount's age and checking on Peter Brand it didn't appear definitive ... by the way there's a book by [the late] John Koblas which I don't have and now could ill afford from UK sources ... but available to you here at reasonable price ... will keep looking for Blount & Lobb ... keep on cussin'


Jesse James In Iowa
November 30, 2006
Paperback: 211 pages
Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud; 1St Edition edition (November 30, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0878392327
ISBN-13: 978-0878392322

  • "green hands" K.t.K., Wed Feb 13 06:11
    Thanks Gob. Yes I am actually interested in two candidates - the other being Manson T. "Jack" Lobb. He was described by someone with whom Lobb had many run-ins, as having been "associated with the... more
    • The very man ... — gobs, Wed Feb 13 13:03
      • Re: The very man ...K.t.K., Wed Feb 13 16:51
        The four Blount brother's ages are ascertained from 1860 Census (Fort Scott, Ks,) and the 1870 Census (Granby, Newton, Mo.) What is known about their collective movements through the 1870s seems to... more
        • Blount and the James GangPeter Brand, Sat Mar 9 00:10
          The Leadville newspapers had Jake confused with his older brother, Allen "Bud" Blount. It was Bud Blount who was thought to have ridden with the James Gang via his friendship with Hobbs Kerry. PB
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