Master outlaw, Black Bart was born in 1829 . He was a California stagecoach robber whose real name was Charles E. Bolles, also known as Charles E. Boles, C.E. Bolton and Charles E. Bowles. Very little is known about him other than his thefts against Wells Fargo from 1875-1883.
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Charles Earl Bowles (b.1829; d.after 1888), better known as Black Bart, was an English-born American Old West outlaw noted for his poetic messages left after two of his robberies. Also known as Charles Bolton, C.E. Bolton and Black Bart the Po8, he was a gentleman bandit, and one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers to operate in and around Northern California and southern Oregon during the 1870s and 1880s. He had a great reputation for style and sophistication
Charles Boles, one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers during the 1870s and 1880s, completed his last stagecoach robbery, leaving a laundry-marked handkerchief that eventually lead to his capture. Boles was a first generation immigrant, an all-American man who participated in the California Gold Rush, as well the American Civil War. When the war was over, he headed out to Motana for adventure, but subsequently got into debt with Wells, Fargo and Company. Beginning in 1875, Boles began