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Rube Burrow

Updated Aug 01, 2021
Kathy Pinna
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on Jul 07, 2016 12:57 PM
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A photo of Reuben Houston Burrow, a well-known train robber in the U.S. South and Southwest. Like Butch Cassidy and his gang, he was hunted by the Pinkerton Detective Agency.

He was captured in 1890 and shot while trying to escape. His body was viewed by thousands while on his way to be buried.
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AncientFaces commented on Jan 21, 2020
130 years ago, law and order was a bit different - as were sensibilities. This notorious train robber was shot "while trying to escape" - and displayed to thousands while being transported for burial. Souvenirs - such as buttons off his jacket, his boots, and locks of his hair were taken.
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