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Wanted PosterWhere law ends, there tyranny begins.

--  William Pitt


Complete List of Outlaws

Complete List of Outlaw Gangs

Outlaw & Scoundrel Slideshow - See Below

Outlaw & Scoundrel Photo Prints


Full Articles:


Burton Alvord - Lawman Turned Outlaw

The Apache Kid - Outlaw Legend of the Southwest

James Averell - Unjustly Hanged

Bad Men of Texas

James Berry - A Little Known Outlaw From Missouri

Big Nose George Becomes a Pair of Shoes

Big Springs, Nebraska Train Robbery

Billy The Kid - Teenage Outlaw of the Southwest

Billy the Kid - Fatal Shot in the Dark by Pat Garrett

The Real Billy

The Bloody Benders of Labette County, Kansas

The Bloody Espinosas - Terrorizing Colorado

Isaac Black - Oklahoma Outlaw

Bill Booth - A Notorious Slayer in Wyoming

Dutch Henry Born - Biggest Horse Thief in the American West

Charles "Black Bart" Bowles - The Poet Outlaw

Henry Newton Brown - Robbing the American West

Frontier LingoHoodoo Brown - Dodge City Gang Leader

Butch Cassidy, aka: Robert Leroy Parker

Cattle Kate - Mystery of a Lynching

Cherokee Bill - Terror of Indian Territory

Outlaw William Coe and His Missing Loot

Joel Collins - Cowboy Outlaw of the Black Hills

Bill Cook - Leading the Cook Gang in Oklahoma

Dalton Gang - Deadly Boys of Kansas

Pony Deal - Outlaw & Gunfighter of the Southwest

Desert Outlaws

The Desperado of the Plains

The Notorious Dodge City Gang of Las Vegas, New Mexico

First Train Robbery On The Pacific Coast

Robert Ford - Jesse James' Killer

Alexander Harvey - Desperado of the Fur Trade

Boone Helm - Murderer, Cannibal & Thief

The Imitation Desperado

The Vicious Harpes - First American Serial Killers

John Heath and the Bisbee Massacre

Highwaymen of the Railroad

John Henry "Doc" Holliday - Deadly Doctor of the West

The Lawless Horrell Boys of Lampasas, Texas

Jesse James - Folklore Hero or Cold-Blooded Killer?

Frank - The Other James Boy

The James-Younger Gang - Terrorism in the Heartland

Kit Joy - The Evolution of a Train Robber

Thomas "Black Jack" Ketchum - Unjustly Hanged

The Land of the Desperado

"Clubfoot" George Lane - Outlaw Shoemaker?

John M. Larn - Vigilante, Outlaw, Lawman

The Lee Gang - Murder and Thievery on the Texas Border

Buckskin Frank Leslie - Another Tombstone Rowdy

Harvey Logan, aka "Kid Curry" - Wildest of the Wild Bunch

Wild Bill Longley - A Dangerous Man in Dangerous Times

Lynchings & Hangings of America

The Lynching of "Big Steve" Long

Samuel “Wolfman” Mason Takes On the Natchez Trace

Mysterious Dave Mather - Lawman or Outlaw?

Gunplay Maxwell - Utah Gunfighter & Outlaw

Sherman McMasters - Outlaw or Lawman?

"Doc” Middleton - The King of Horse Thieves

Modern Bad Men

Joaquin Murrieta - Patriot or Desperado?

Jim Murphy - Betrayer of the Bass Gang

Old Convict's Gravesite Near Safford, Arizona

Outlaw Photo Gallery

Outlaws of the Mountains

The Passing Of Peg-Leg

Henry Plummer - Sheriff Meets a Noose

Henry Plummer by Emerson Hough

Queho - Renegade Indian Outlaw

The Reno Gang & the First Big Train Robbery

Dirty Dave Rudabaugh - Feared by Billy the Kid

John Selman - Wicked Lawman and Vicious Outlaw

Shootout at the Pembina Post Office

Cyrus Skinner - Gold Field Outlaw

Sally Skull - The Scariest Siren in Texas

Joseph Slade - Hanged By Vigilantes

Pete Spence - Escaping the Wrath of the Earps

Belle Starr - The Bandit Queen

Henry Starr - Cherokee Bad Boy

Wham Paymaster Robbery Near Pima, Arizona

William "Russian Bill" Tattenbaum, the Noble Outlaw

John Turnow - The Wild Man of the Wynoochee

Big Dave Updyke - Crooked Sheriff of Ada County, Idaho

The Valenzuela Gang of Arizona

Tiburcio Vasquez - California Desperado

Hank Vaughan - The Unhappy Horse Thief

Vigilantes and Bad Men of Arizona

Fred Waite - Chickasaw Outlaw Turned Politician

John Joshua Webb - Lawman Turned Outlaw

George "Red Buck” Weightman - Vicious Oklahoma Desperado

Erastus "Red" Yager - Another Innocent Man?

Zip Wyatt - Notorious Oklahoma Hombre


Also See:


Old West Scoundrels

Outlaw Gangs





Legends Photo Prints include vintage and new photos

Get photo prints of outlaws, lawmen, and other historic characters from Jesse James, to Bill Tilghman, to "women on the row." Hundreds of images available. Check it out HERE!


"I have no more stomach

 for it."


Tom Horn when he resigned as a lawman


Boot Hill in Virginia City, Montana

Virginia City
, Montana's first cemetery, referred to as Boot Hill, contains the  graves of five "road agents" hanged  by Montana Vigilantes in 1864.










Outlaw & Scoundrel Slideshow:



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