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Bob Goodwin
The reward Posters
Tue Dec 19, 2017 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, Choteau, County Montana, until --- 7th, 1900, when he hurriedly sold out and left that place with 'Bob,' both heavily armed. It is surmsed that Harvey will join them. They are supposed to have in their possession a part of the $3.400 in curreny of the First National Bank of Portland, Oregon which was stolen at the time of the Wilcox --- Five Hundred Dollars of which they tried to have redeemed through that bank. This currenc bills described as follows:" ----- (the right side of this poster is cut off in the Pinkertons files Maybe Dan has a better copy)

  • + 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 Posters — Bob Goodwin, Tue Dec 19 1:27pm
      • 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
                • Re: question for Vince and BobVince Garcia, Wed Dec 20 4:34pm
                  There were reports of jewelry and diamonds in the newspapers, and Pat thinks Elza Lay got jewelry from the robbery
                  • JewelryPat, Wed Dec 20 9:53pm
                    While in Shoshoni Elzy was a snappy dresser and wore a diamond stick pin and a large diamond ring.
                  • Possible Mark Mszanski, Wed Dec 20 4:56pm
                    Vince - Was Elzy in the robbery? - He was in Themop post jail in 1906 and got married there as I recall - I don't believe he stayed long - Opened up a bar according to the newspapers in Thermop - But ... more
                    • For the hundredth timePat, Wed Dec 20 9:50pm
                      Elzy was in NM and a little busy with another train robbery . He was in prison in by 1900. He got out in 1906. Came up to Baggs with George Musgrave and a bunch of money he retrieved from somewhere... more
                    • Re: Possible Vince Garcia, Wed Dec 20 5:48pm
                      There is a debate as to whether he was, or in NM. I believe he may have been on the periphery of the robbery, but not at the train itself. IOW, in the group that hid out at the Burnaugh ranch. No... more
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