Wells, Fargo & Co. Stagecoach and Train Robberies, 1870-1884: The Corporate Report of 1885 with Additional Facts About the Crimes and Their Perpetrators

Wells, Fargo & Co. Stagecoach and Train Robberies, 1870-1884: The Corporate Report of 1885 with Additional Facts About the Crimes and Their Perpetrators

by James B. Hume
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786448555

ISBN-13: 9780786448555

Pub. Date: 01/26/2010

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

In January 1, 1885, Wells, Fargo & Company's chief detective James B. Hume and special agent John N. Thacker published a report summarizing the company's losses during the previous 14 years. It listed 313 stagecoach robberies, 23 burglaries, and four train robberies but included little or no details of the events themselves, focusing instead on physical

Overview

In January 1, 1885, Wells, Fargo & Company's chief detective James B. Hume and special agent John N. Thacker published a report summarizing the company's losses during the previous 14 years. It listed 313 stagecoach robberies, 23 burglaries, and four train robberies but included little or no details of the events themselves, focusing instead on physical descriptions of the robbers. Widely circulated, the report was intended to assist law enforcement in identifying and apprehending the criminals believed still to present a danger to the company. The present volume revisits each crime, updating Hume and Thacker's original report with rich new details culled from local newspapers, personal diary entries, and court records.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786448555
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Series:
History/United States/American West
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
281
Sales rank:
836,958
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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