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Shotguns and stagecoaches : the brave men who rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West / John Boessenecker.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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Summary:

Collects the true tales of the employees who guarded Wells Fargo stagecoaches and trains in the ninteenth century West, detailing stories of thieves, highwaymen, and robbers armed with explosives.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 388.3410922 .B672s 2018 (Text) 37814003348357 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/14/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250184887
  • ISBN: 1250184886
  • Physical Description: xix, 348 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books ; St. Martin's Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-332) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1. The Gold Rush era -- Wells Fargo's pioneer messenger: Pilsbury "Chips" Hodgkins -- The first Wells Fargo detective: Henry Johnson -- From first stage driver to shotgun guard: Henry C. Ward -- Twelve-gauge justice: Daniel C. Gay -- Part 2. The stage robbery era -- From Pony Express to Wells Fargo: "Shotgun Jimmy" Brown -- The rifleman: Steve Venard -- A shotgun messenger in old Montana: John X. Beidler -- "Honest, faithful & brave": Eugene Blair -- Chief Special Officer: James B. Hume -- Riverman,expressman: Andy Hall -- The man who captured Black Bart: Harry N. Morse -- True grit: Mike Tovey.
Summary, etc.:
Collects the true tales of the employees who guarded Wells Fargo stagecoaches and trains in the ninteenth century West, detailing stories of thieves, highwaymen, and robbers armed with explosives.
Subject: Wells, Fargo & Company > Employees > Biography.
Stagecoaches > West (U.S.) > History.
Coaching (Transportation) > West (U.S.) > History.
Stagecoach robberies > West (U.S.) > History > 19th century.
West (U.S.) > Biography.
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