Marion Hedgepeth - Research Article from Outlaws, Mobsters and Crooks

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Born and raised in Cooper County, Missouri, Hedgepeth headed West as a teenager in hopes of becoming a cowboy. He traveled to Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, and by the 1880s had earned a reputation as a robber, rustler, and killer. An expert shooter, he reportedly had lightning-fast reflexes. It was said that he could draw and shoot a man who had already drawn a pistol on him.

By 1890, Hedgepeth had formed a group of outlaws known to lawmen as the “Hedgepeth Four.” The gang included Hedgepeth, Charles “Dink” Burke, James “Illinois Jimmy” Francis, and Albert “Bertie” Sly. After committing a number of holdups and muggings, the gang pulled their first train robbery on November 4, 1890. Stopping the Missouri Pacific train near Omaha, Nebraska, they got away with about $1,000. The following week they headed to Wisconsin, where they robbed...

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