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    Pearl Starr (Younger): A Tintype of the Notorious Daughter of the Equally Notorious Belle Starr, Known as the "Bandit Queen" of the Old West. Pearl Starr was born in Rich Hill, Missouri, in 1868. Her father was an outlaw killed in a gun battle when Pearl was six, and when her mother remarried to a Cherokee named Sam Starr, she assumed that last name.

    Belle Starr claimed that Cole Younger was in fact Pearl's father. While no historical documentation, the Younger boys were known to have what might be termed active social lives, and Pearl did seem to bear a resemblance to Cole.

    In 1893 Pearl embarked on a career of prostitution in Van Buren, Arkansas, and over time became a successful bordello owner and businesswoman. She died in 1925.


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    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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