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Bob Goodwin
The Loot
Wed Dec 20, 2017 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 1900 Titled "Curry may Prove and Alibi - Cripple Creek Man not implicated in Wilcox Job." It states in part: "The points on which the Pinkertons rely as proofs of Bob Curry's complicity with the robbery are his name and the fact that he had some of the stolen money. The answer in Bob's behalf is that his name is not the same and that as a large amount of the stolen money has been put in circulation any honest person might have possession of it."

Of course we know that Bob Lee was convicted anyway.

There is also some interesting, though not confirmed, information as to some of the gang traveling through Robbers Roost after the robbery.

  • 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 Loot — Bob Goodwin, Wed Dec 20 5:44am
    • 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
                    • Bob, let's choke this chickenPat, Thu Dec 21 9:02am
                      As many of you know Bob and I have worked privately for many many years. Hopefully some day he will publish it all. And today let's blow up some myths . There was no Wild Bunch per se. That was... 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
                    • Re: slept threw it ? Vince Garcia, Thu Dec 21 3:23am
                      No, watches seem to have been shipped regularly for some reason. They didn't rob passengers, though the dynamite man at Wilcox said he wanted to (but had no time)
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