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Oklahoma Outlaws. A Graphic History Of The Early Days In Oklahoma; The Bandits Who Terrorized The First Settlers And The Marshals Who Fought Them To Extinction; Covering A Period Of Twenty-Five Years. by Richard S. Graves

Oklahoma Outlaws. A Graphic History Of The Early Days In Oklahoma; The Bandits Who Terrorized The First Settlers And The Marshals Who Fought Them To Extinction; Covering A Period Of Twenty-Five Years.

by Richard S. Graves

Publication: Oklahoma City: State Printing & Publishing Co 1915,

First edition. 12mo. Original pictorial red wrappers, [6], 131 pp., frontispiece, plates, portraits. Six Guns 859 says, "Touches upon most of the better-known Oklahoma outlaws and marshals." In 1914-1915 a group of old officers of Oklahoma, including Nix, Madsen, and Tilghman, organized a company and made a motion picture entitled THE PASSING OF THE OKLAHOMA OUTLAW. It was to be a true presentation of history, and Mr. Tilghman was chosen director. Mr. Graves was paid to write this little book from material given him by Mr. Tilghman, and the latter had it printed in a local print shop. It was published to be sold at the theaters where the picture was exhibited." Contains exploits and biographical sketches on Bill Tilghman, Chris Madsen, E. D. Nix, Heck Thomas, Bud Ledbetter, the Daltons, Ed Short, the Doolins, and many others. Light wear to foot of the spine and bottom front cover corner, tiny hole and a vertical crease to the rear cover, else a near fine copy. Very scarce.

Inventory Number: 47041

$750.00