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The Resource The notorious Reno Gang : the wild story of the West's first brotherhood of thieves, assassins, and train robbers, Rachel Dickinson

The notorious Reno Gang : the wild story of the West's first brotherhood of thieves, assassins, and train robbers, Rachel Dickinson

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The notorious Reno Gang : the wild story of the West's first brotherhood of thieves, assassins, and train robbers
Title
The notorious Reno Gang
Title remainder
the wild story of the West's first brotherhood of thieves, assassins, and train robbers
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Dickinson
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Language
eng
Summary
The true story of the world's first robbery of a moving train, and the real origins of the Wild West. They were the first outlaws to rob a moving train. But from 1864 to 1868, the Reno brothers and their gang of counterfeiters, robbers, burglars, and safecrackers also held the town of Seymour, Indiana, hostage, making a large hotel near the train station their headquarters. When the gang robbed the Adams Express car of the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad on the outskirts of Seymour on October 6, 1866, it shocked the world -- and made other burgeoning outlaws like Jesse James sit up and take notice. The efforts to take them out defined the term "frontier justice." In the end, ten members of the Reno Gang were hanged, including three of the Reno brothers. The Notorious Reno Gang tells the complete story for the first time, revealing how these gangsters, Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, and the little city of Seymour ushered in the Wild West
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickinson, Rachel
Dewey number
364.106/60977
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6452.I6
LC item number
D53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reno, Frank
  • Reno, John
  • Reno, Simeon
  • Reno, William
  • Pinkerton, Allan
  • Pinkerton's National Detective Agency
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Outlaws
  • Train robberies
  • Middle West
  • Seymour (Ind.)
Label
The notorious Reno Gang : the wild story of the West's first brotherhood of thieves, assassins, and train robbers, Rachel Dickinson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-225) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old Rockford -- Meet the players: John Reno and Allan Pinkerton -- The birth of Seymour -- The Reno boys and the Civil War -- Allan Pinkerton goes to Washington -- Seymour takes a stand -- Koniakers and Boodle -- Incident at Pana, Illinois -- The first train robbery -- Talley and Brooks meet the Vigilance Committee -- The second train robbery -- Vigilante fever -- Missouri breaks John Reno -- Iowa raids -- The third train robbery -- The fourth train robbery -- Hanging redux -- Will and Simeon Reno's day in court -- Extradition from Canada -- Cutting off the head of the snake -- Fallout from the New Albany hangings -- Dr. Monroe moves on -- John Reno: Last man standing -- Allan Pinkerton writes his books -- Seymour after the Reno Gang -- And in the end
Control code
ocn957302419
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781493026395
Lccn
2016052560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957302419
Label
The notorious Reno Gang : the wild story of the West's first brotherhood of thieves, assassins, and train robbers, Rachel Dickinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old Rockford -- Meet the players: John Reno and Allan Pinkerton -- The birth of Seymour -- The Reno boys and the Civil War -- Allan Pinkerton goes to Washington -- Seymour takes a stand -- Koniakers and Boodle -- Incident at Pana, Illinois -- The first train robbery -- Talley and Brooks meet the Vigilance Committee -- The second train robbery -- Vigilante fever -- Missouri breaks John Reno -- Iowa raids -- The third train robbery -- The fourth train robbery -- Hanging redux -- Will and Simeon Reno's day in court -- Extradition from Canada -- Cutting off the head of the snake -- Fallout from the New Albany hangings -- Dr. Monroe moves on -- John Reno: Last man standing -- Allan Pinkerton writes his books -- Seymour after the Reno Gang -- And in the end
Control code
ocn957302419
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781493026395
Lccn
2016052560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957302419

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