The Reno Gang: the Most Daring Band of Train Robbers

Some of the most famous outlaws of the wild west: The James- Younger gang, Billy the kid, and Sam Bass, were inspired by a brazen gang of Indiana brothers whose names are far less well known, and whose extraordinary career in crime was punctuated by a daring act of larceny that occurred 155 years ago today, on October 6, 1866- the first peacetime train robbery in America. The rise, and rather precipitous fall, of the Indiana Reno gang deserves to be remembered.

Oct 6, 2021 | 15:41 | Lance Geiger

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