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A signed photograph of the notorious outlaw Jesse James. The only known signed photograph of US outlaw Jesse James made $ 51,240 at auction. Born in Missouri in 1847, James was a Confederate guerrilla during the American civil war and turned his hand to all manner of nefarious activities in the following years, including train robbery and bank raids. James was killed in 1882 by Robert Ford, a member of his gang, for a $ 10,000 reward.
Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.
Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight.
Charles Raymond Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate were a pair of teenaged spree killers. In 1958 they killed at least 15 people. Starkweather was executed by electric chair. Fugate's life sentence was commuted and she spent 17 years at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York, Nebraska before being released early for good behavior. A retired medical aide, she married in 2007 and lives in Lansing, Michigan, still maintaining her innocence.