Q: What famous gunfighter was indicted for horse stealing by officials in Van Buren, Arkansas, on May 8th, 1871?
A: The horse-stealing indictment was handed down against future lawman Wyatt Earp, who escaped trial by jumping bail and fleeing to Kansas.
Q: What famous aliases were used by Old West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker and Harry Longabaugh?
A: The two were better known at Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Q: Who was Phoebe Anne Mozee, and by what name did she achieve international fame?
A: Phoebe Anne Mozee was an expert rifle and shotgun markswoman who became famous in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show under the stage name Annie Oakley.
Q: What notorious gunfighter used the names Henry McCarty, Henry Antrim and William Bonney at various times?
A: All were used by William (Billy the Kid) Bonney.
Q: What was the usual price of the .45 calibur 1873 Colt Peacemaker, the weapon that became known as “the gun that won the west”?
A: The Peacemaker, which was made by Colt’s Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut, could be purchased by mailorder for $17.
Q: How did the infamous Cole Younger spend his last years?
A: After serving more than 20 years in prison, Cole got a job selling tombstones; worked for a while in a Wild West show with Frank James; and died quietly in 1916 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where he was known as an elderly churchgoer.
Q: What famous Old West shootist was born in Troy Grove, Ilinois, on May 27, 1837?
A: James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok.
Q: By what name was California resident Charles E. Boles best known from 1875 to 1882?
A: Boles was best known by the alias “Black Bart,” the name under which he robbed a succession of stagecoaches and evaded lawmen and Wells Fargo detectives – until he was finally arrested.