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Legends and Lore of the Outlaw Trail

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 Legends & Lore of the Outlaw Trail

The history of northern Nebraska where Highway 12 is now located has resulted in some of Nebraska’s most colorful tales of lawlessness and vigilantes.  Stories have been compiled in Legends & Lore by a rural Lynch woman, Marita Placek about such characters as Jesse James, Kid Wade & Doc Middleton. 
Placek collected information over several years and invited others to write stories that have been passed down in their families about some of the characters. Several versions of the same story, are included allowing readers to compare for themselves the different details. Placek said that in regard to the stories she didn’t write herself, she didn’t try to verify which account was correct. Instead, she was careful to write it just as it was presented to her.
The result is “Legends & Lore of the Outlaw Trail,” which tells tales of horse thieves, cattle rustlers, swindlers and attacks by American Indians.

Where to Buy:

$20.00 plus $4.00 postage and handling.

Al Brock 402-376-1164 or email tuffyrider40@yahoo.com    or  Mary Eiler at maryeiler@threeriver.net

Books are available  along the byway at these participating businesses: Nebraska State Bank, Lynch, This ‘N’ That Book Store, O’Neill, Creighton City Library, Creighton, The Verdigre Eagle, Verdigre, the Niobrara State Park, Niobrara, the RC&D office, Plainview, the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center, Crofton, the Argo Hotel, Crofton, St. James Marketplace, Spencer State Bank, Spencer, Nissen Wines, Hartington, Angie’s Etched Impressions, Hartington, Cherry County Tourism Center, Valentine, the Plains Trading Co., Valentine.

 

 

A Woman Hanged

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“A Woman Hanged”

Text material taken from the out of print book,

Vigilante Days by Harold Hutton and used with permission from Niobrara Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary Audubon of Kansas.

Al Brock 402-376-1164 or email tuffyrider40@yahoo.com    or  Mary Eiler at maryeiler@threeriver.net