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Vince Garcia
Re: The reward Posters
Tue Dec 19, 2017 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 could add up to his total. Now assuming that is all correct, then a lot of gold and jewelry must have been taken from the train, and of course it really could not be traced except for the watches.

But going back to the original newspaper I quoted, it seemed to agree with the point a lot of banknotes were not accounted for.

  • 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 Posters — Vince Garcia, Tue Dec 19 2:32pm
      • 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: the hundredth timeBob Goodwin, Thu Dec 21 5:57am
                      I agree with Pat. Lay was nowhere close to the Wilcox robbery. He was busy in Cimarron, Ne Mexico with Sam Ketchum, Will Carver, Red Weaver, and probably Joe chancellor planning the Folsom robbery.... 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
                    • slept threw it ? Mark Mszanski, Wed Dec 20 7:38pm
                      Vince - Agreed - A little strange - " Oh its just the Wild Bunch , Don't worry--- all they will hit is the safe " - "Go back to sleep Dorothy " The Tipton inventory as an example , ( maybe 30 watches ... more
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