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ARIZONA’S LAST TRAIN ROBBERY

By Richard Dillon



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ARIZONA’S LAST TRAIN ROBBERY

By Richard Dillon

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Friends, no other story I have ever read explains the lawman and outlaws of the old west. You see, many were on both sides of the law. Here, Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs switched sides with regularity. Frankly, it’s kinda hard to keep score but the author has done a remarkable job resurrecting history. The story is entitled:

ARIZONA’S LAST TRAIN ROBBERY

By Richard Dillon

Please read this. This is an overlooked story I found in an unusual and different magazine. For this item, I am making it available with a Buy It Now opportunity so you don’t have to wait to see if it's yours. There were many a western story published – the common ones about Cowboys and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones about one of the last train robbery in Arizona are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.

Here’s one of ‘em.

FOLLOWING PURCHASE AND PAYMENT, IF YOU WILL WRITE ME OF YOUR SPECIAL NAME OR INTEREST, I WILL DO A FREE SEARCH OF MY COLLECTION AND UNINDEXED STORIES AND NAMES. TOM RUSSELL COLLECTION

For more Information Please Visit:

The Tom Russell Collection

IF I FIND SOMETHING THAT I THINK MERITS YOUR INTEREST, I WILL WRITE A REVIEW AND PLACE IT ON EBAY AND GIVE YOU NOTICE AND A HEAD START TO BUYITNOW!

Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western heroes. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.

This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.

Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive.

I hope you appreciate the effort.

ARIZONA’S LAST TRAIN ROBBERY

By Richard Dillon


Folks, sooner or later – Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are lying on some dealer’s dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, its worth all the time I spend. As a tribute to the honor of our American Indians, my indexed listings will include all Indian names mentioned in the story from this time on.

ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA: 1880 - 1900 era

ANCESTOR’S LOCATION:ARIZONA TERRITORY, MEXICO

GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

ALVORD, Burt * - Former Sheriff of Willcox, Arizona Territory who is subject of the story who was awaiting trial for the train robbery at Cochise Junction. He was sentenced to seven years in the Yuma Prison for Arizona’s Last Train Robbery.

BASS, Sam – leader of the Sam Bass outlaw gang.

BRAVIN, George – Deputy Sheriff of Tombstone, Arizona. Wounded in jail break.

BRAVO JOHN – Jailed in Tombstone, Arizona on a number of charges.

BURTS, Matt – local tough who was hired as a bodyguard for Deputy Sheriff Burt Alvord. He allegedly participated in Arizona’s Last Train Robbery

CHACON, Augustine * - Murderer and stage robber who was one of the west’s most feared and hated outlaws. He was hung at Solomonville in 1897.

DILLON, Richard – prominent western author.

DOWNING, Bob – notorious badman who was hired as a bodyguard for Deputy Sheriff Burt Alvord. Claimed to be a member of the Sam Bass gang.

GREENE, Colonel – Owner of a large ranch in the Arizona Territory.

GROVER, Burt – Arizona Ranger who solved the mystery of Arizona’s Last Train Robbery.

HALDERMAN BROTHERS – Jailed for murder in Tombstone, Arizona.

KING, Bill – local Texas cowboy who was shot by Deputy Sheriff Burt Alvord.

MOSSMAN, Burt – legendary Arizona Ranger.

PARKS, “Hard Times†– Sheriff of Graham County, Arizona Territory.

SCHWEITZER – Owner of a local saloon.

SLAUGHTER, John – Famous Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona Territory who had hired Burt Alvord as his Deputy Sheriff.

STILES, William Larkin “Billy†– Former Deputy Sheriff. Visitor at Tombstone, Arizona jail to see jailed Burt Alvord. Many years later following shortening his name to William Larkin he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff in Nevada.

PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Picture 1) – Photo of Burt Alvord in 1903. *

(Courtesy of author)

Picture 2) –Photo of Chavez and Augustine Chacon. *

(Courtesy of N. H. Rose, Photographer)

Picture 3) –Photo of Billy Stiles and wife, Maria. *

(Courtesy of author)

PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Arizona Rangers

Arizona Territory

Casa Grande, Arizona Territory

Central America

Cochise County, Arizona Territory

Cochise Junction

Denver, Colorado Mint

Mexico

Nevada

Pearce, Arizona Territory

Phillipine Islands

Salmonville

Santa Rita Mountains

Schweitzer’s Saloon

Sierra Madre Mountains

Tombstone

Tombstone Jail

Tucson

Tucson Jail

U. S. Army

Wells Fargo

Willcox, Arizona Territory

Yuma Prison

ARIZONA’S LAST TRAIN ROBBERY

By Richard Dillon

OLD TRAIN ROBBERY

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.

My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in good condition, the cover is in vibrant color.

As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.

Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Mail to U. S.; $5.00 Priority; $12.78 for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,

Tom

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