Ozarks Gunfights and Other Notorious Incidents

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-16
  • Publisher: Pelican Pub Co Inc
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This fascinating read collects true stories of infamous shootouts and other colorful episodes that occurred in the Ozarks region between the 1860s and 1950. Wild Bill Hickok, the Youngers vs. the Pinkertons, Bonnie and Clyde, and many more are featured.

Author Biography

Larry Wood is an award-winning author and an instructor for the Long Ridge Writers Group of West Redding, Connecticut. Since receiving his B.A. and M.A. in English from Missouri State University, Wood has served two years in the U.S. Army, taught school for more than twenty years, and published several books that detail the subjects of the Civil War and the Ozarks. He is a member of the Joplin Writers' Guild, the Missouri Writers' Guild, the Ozarks Writers League, and the Joplin Genealogy Society. Wood resides in Joplin, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Wild Bill Hickok's Springfield Shootoutp. 13
The Rule of the Regulatorsp. 21
Murdered for Preaching the Gospel?p. 28
Troublous Times in the Cherokee Neutral Landsp. 35
The Killin' Killiansp. 46
The Bloody Benders of Southeast Kansasp. 53
The Younger Brothers' Roscoe Gun Battlep. 62
Hobbs Kerry and the Otterville Train Robberyp. 76
Red Hot Rivalsp. 81
The Day George Shepherd "Killed" Jesse Jamesp. 87
Ozark Mountain Justicep. 94
Emma Molloy and the Most Sensational Murder Case in Greene County Historyp. 109
Barry County's Most Shocking Crimep. 118
The Blalock-Fry Gang of Southeast Kansasp. 127
The Dalton Gang's Waterloo at Coffeyvillep. 134
Bill Doolin Wasn't Foolin'p. 142
House of Sport, House of Murderp. 150
Cora Hubbard and the Pineville Bank Robberyp. 158
Henry Starr's Bentonville and Harrison Bank Robberiesp. 166
The Eureka Springs Bank Robberyp. 174
Arkansas Tomp. 181
When the Ma Barker Gang Terrorized the Ozarksp. 194
Bloody Day in Brooklinep. 201
The Dark Day Bonnie and Clyde Terrorized Joplinp. 209
Badman Bill Cookp. 216
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 231
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