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Vince Garcia
Interestung editorial comment on the Wilcox take...
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:00am

"Practically none of the money has ever been recovered and there is every probability that the bandits are cembarrassed by the large wads of the "long green" they dare not try to dispose of'...''
--Great Falls Tribune, jan 13, 1900

I always wondered about this because I haven't been able to find any good record of the Wilcox bills turning up and we know they got upwards of 50k out of it.

    • Vince, my scribbled annotation in Patterson (1998) is that the Wilcox loot was either $3,400, 36,000, or $50,000 (or more), plus assorted valuables. I must have pulled those numbers from a variety of ... more
      • + Bob Lee and Lonie Curry had some, of course. But the typical belief is that the take was in the neighborhood of 50 k; and the robbers were observed making two trips each to their horses with cash... more
        • The reward PostersBob Goodwin, Tue Dec 19 1:27pm
          Vince, the Reward poster issued in Jan 1900 listed the the currency serial numbers. It also mentioned . . . well here is the quote: "Louis Curry was proprietor if the 'Club Saloon' at Harlen,... more
          • Re: The reward PostersVince Garcia, Tue Dec 19 2:32pm
            oh, excellent. I have never seen the poster that i recall. Maybe i have and forgot $4500 is a little under what the Pinkerton agent claimed, but they also got some notes from the bank of Logan. That... more
            • The LootBob Goodwin, Wed Dec 20 5:44am
              Vince, that is why there are persistent stories that they stashed some of the loot somewhere which has never been found. You may be interested in the "Denver Rocky Mountain News" article of 5 March... more
            • The LootBob Goodwin, Wed Dec 20 5:29am
              Vince, that is why there are persistent stories that they stashed some of the loot somewhere which has never been found.
              • Give it up you two. Pat, Wed Dec 20 2:53pm
                Don't you have anything better to do?
                • Re: Give it up you two. Vince Garcia, Wed Dec 20 3:00pm
                  We're getting to the details of history, which is a good way to spend our time
                  • question for Vince and BobMark Mszanski, Wed Dec 20 3:28pm
                    Are there details on Jewelry or is what is published just a general statement ? - Are we as well to assume what was taken was not from passengers? thanks
      • reBob Goodwin, Tue Dec 19 1:00pm
        Vince, According to Siringo bills also turned up in Norhern Montana, and Hanksvillie, Utah (Robbers Roost area). Siringo was fuzzy on the rest, he was either following two men with 13 horses, or... more
        • Re: reVince Garcia, Tue Dec 19 1:32pm
          I'm aware of some of these claims, but using your word, there seems to be some fuzziness on how much, which you note. I dare say the amounts weren't significant (or they would have been noted),... more
        • George Currie moneyBob Goodwin, Tue Dec 19 1:10pm
          I forgot to add that after George Currie was killed in 1900, and before Sheriffs Tyler and Jenkns were killed, Logan and his companions according to reports were asking around Thompsons and Price,... more
          • Re: George Currie moneyVince Garcia, Tue Dec 19 1:26pm
            right--which we were talking about when they were planning the show. But I was thinking that was gold rather than bills.
            • re:Bob Goodwin, Tue Dec 19 1:34pm
              I don't think it was determined if it was gold or currency.
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