Gun shootings, outlaws, massive old trains and bars full of temptations. This period has inspired plenty of bestseller books and movies. What exactly happened that America ended up, as such a dangerous place?
The Wild West covers the time after the Civil War
What do you think happened when they become too many?
You guessed right; it becomes crime paradise. This environment gave birth to some of the notorious bandits. Here are some of their profiles:
Who? Maybe you know him as Butch Cassidy. He got his nickname from his job as a butcher. He was a thief and murder most famous with train and bank robberies.He started as a low profile outlaw, mostly stealing small stuff. In 1894 he was found guilty of stealing a horse and spent two years in prison. After that experience, he joined a gang called the Wild Bunch. From there his criminal career kick started. The got involve in many heists and got famous with planning intensely any one of them. In difference with Billy the Kid, no one knows what happen to Butch Cassidy. Some say he was killed, others that he lived long years under fake names.
Jesse didn’t live long. There was a bounty on his head, and two members of his band, Charlie, and Bob Ford decided to claim it. After breakfast on April 3, 1882, Jesse turned to straighten a picture on a wall of his home, and Bob shot Jesse in the back of the head. Jesse died instantly at age 34.
All of them were living a dangerous life during the time of Wild West, but this was the environment of the era. Some born criminal, other pushed by the circumstances they ended up as one of the most famous criminals of all time.
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