Bill Carlisle Lone Bandit an Autobiography
Pasadena, CA: Trail's End Publishing Co, Inc, 1950. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Charles M. Russell. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with both black and white photographs, and also by three full page black and white drawings by Charles M. Russell. The map endpapers were drawn by Clarence Ellsworth. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has some light, but noticeable rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners. "Bill Carlisle was a cowboy gone wrong! He admits it - Bill is honest - far more honorable than many men who have never been closer to the bars than a traffic citation. To read the story of his life - in plain, unvarnished language - is to understand the tragedy of an orphan, unwanted and unloved. But somewhere in his blood was the iron that forged the Old West - for early in his youth he drifted West to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas." " HomeEncyclopediaBill Carlisle, Gentleman BanditLori Van PeltBill Carlisle, Gentleman BanditThe story reads like a dime novel: A white-masked train robber succeeds in acquiring “donations” from Union Pacific passengers and, despite a massive manhunt, eludes capture. He robs again. After being caught, he escapes from prison, holds up another train, and is returned to the penitentiary. There, he meets a priest who helps him repent. The robber earns parole, marries, operates a restaurant, and writes a book about his experiences. "[Bill Carlisle, right, and his captor Sheriff Rubie Rivera, on the steps of the Carbon County courthouse in Rawlins, 1916 ] Bill Carlisle, right, and his captor Sheriff Rubie Rivera, on the steps of the Carbon County courthouse in Rawlins, 1916. (Courtesy Carbon County Museum. ) But this tale is not fiction. Bill Carlisle and the great rewards offered by the Union Pacific Railroad for his capture “dead or alive” were real. He committed three robberies in 1916 and a fourth in 1919 after his escape from the Wyoming State Penitentiary.". Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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