Wanted Posters of the Old West

by Barbara Fifer
and Martin J. Kidston

published by Farcountry Press

  • This rare collection of wanted posters from the American West is a historical treasure. The book's over 150 original wanted posters, fugitive notices, and Pinkerton Agency circulars are supplemented by fascinating details about the technology of identification, the history of wanted posters, and the stories behind the crimes, which ranged from horse theft, safe blowing, and train robbery, to seduction, white slavery, and murder. Posters for notorious bandits such as Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid are also featured.

206 pages, 8 1/2'' x 11'', 160 illustrations, 22 softcovers per case

ISBN 10: 156037263X
ISBN 13: 9781560372639

  • Over 150 wanted posters, fugitive notices, and Pinkerton circulars
  • Background stories and outcomes for 30 wanted posters
  • Discussion of the various crimes in the West
  • Details on the history of wanted posters and how law enforcement used them
  • A rogue's hall of infamy showcases some of the West's most famous criminals

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Wanted Posters of the Old West

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Barbara Fifer align= The late Barbara Fifer was a freelance writer and editor in Helena, Montana. She authored and co-authored popular histories and geographies for adults and children, including five books on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Martin J. Kidston align= Martin Kidston graduated from the University of Montana–Missoula in 1997 after serving in the Marines. He works as a reporter for Lee Newspapers and is also a freelance writer. Kidston is the author of Cromwell Dixon: A Boy and His Plane, 1892-1911 and From Poplar to Papua: Montana's 163rd Infantry Regiment in WWII. His articles have appeared in Montana Magazine and the Washington Post.

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