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Spectacular 1898 Harry Longabaugh (aka the Sundance Kid), Harvey Logan (aka Kid Curry) and "Flat-Nose" George Curry Nevada Train Robbery Reward Poster. 11" x 17. An amazing reward poster issued by Southern Pacific Rail Road and Wells, Fargo & Company offering a total reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the parties connected with the robbery of Southern Pacific Train No. 1 near Humboldt, Nevada in the early morning hours of July 14, 1898. The poster reads in part: "Southern Pacific Train No. 1, leaving Humboldt, Nevada, 1:25 this morning, was held up and robbed about two miles east of that point by three or more men, supposed at present to be a negro and two white men. The express car was entered, the safe blown open, and the car demolished. Baggage and express packages badly damaged." Though it wasn't known at the time, the robbery has since been credited to the handiwork of Wild Bunch members Kid Curry (Harvey Logan), "Flat-Nose" George Curry and the Sundance Kid (Harry Longabaugh). Apparently the Sundance Kid and Kid Curry boarded the train in Humboldt and shortly after the train pulled away from the station they made their way to engine and ordered the engineers to stop a mile or so east of town where their accomplice awaited them with their horses. The duo blew the safe and the express car in the process and made off with $450 and some jewelry. The poster is in remarkable condition with scattered light foxing or staining, a tiny portion of the bottom left corner missing, and one trivial hole, otherwise in excellent condition. A fabulous broadside associated with one of the West's most infamous outlaw groups.

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May, 2010
22nd Saturday
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