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Dr. Reuben Samuel, step-father of Frank and Jesse James, was arrested and tortured in May of 1863 by Federal soldiers seeking to locate Frank, who had joined Quantrill's Raiders, a major guerrilla force in Missouri. Dr. Samuel was hung by his neck, resulting in permanent brain damage, and his 15 year old stepson Jesse was whipped - all in front of their family. Jesse would later join Frank in his guerrilla war and would co-found the James-Younger gang after Appomattox.

Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen, was born Feb. 5, 1848. She hooked up with the Younger Brothers and Jesse James. She became a horse thief, outlaw and prostitute. She was the first woman to be tried for a serious crime by Judge Isaac Parker. She was shot in the back and killed by an unknown assailant.

Baby girl Zintkala Nuni (Little Lost Bird) survivor of Wounded Knee massacre, found on battle field is being held by Gen. Colby of Nebraska State Troops, 1890.

Butch Casidy ~ a likeable scoundral. He was a bank robber of the old West, and head of the 'Hole in the Wall Gang'. Folklore says that he died in a gun battle in Bolivia, but many question the validity of that.

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Homemade Nebraska Runza Recipe. This is a good one to try! In my home they are called bierock and made with homemade bread

Johnny Ringo known as the "King of Cowboys". He was college educated but became a known cattle rustler and deadly gunfighter. He was thought to be murdered by either Wyatt Earp or Doc Holliday, but was not a participant in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.