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CHARLES SIRINGO (1855-1928) was an American cowboy, lawman, detective, and writer. Born and bred in the Lone Star State, Siringo grew up working on local ranches until he moved to Chicago to work for the Pinkerton Detective Agency as an agent in 1886. As a detective, Siringo worked and traveled around the United States hunting and capturing wanted criminals, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Siringo authored several books about his experiences, including A Texas Cowboy: Or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony (1885), A Cowboy Detective: A True Story of Twenty-Two Years with a World-Famous Detective Agency (1912), and A Lone Star Cowboy (1919).