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Black Bart, Outlaw Charles E. Bolton, aka: Black Bart, Charles E. Boles, T.Z. Spalding (1830-1917?) - Best known as Black Bart. This Old West Outlaw was noted for his poetic messages left after his robberies. He was a gentleman bandit, and one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers to operate in and around Northern California and southern Oregon during the 1870s and 1880s.

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Mail Coach. The York-London mail coach in the collection of the National Science Museum, London, has "Royal Mail," "VR [for Queen Victoria]," and "No. 14" painted on its side. Photograph by George P. Landow.

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Charles Earl Bowles (b. 1829; d.after 1888), better known as Black Bart, was an English-born American Old West outlaw noted for the poetic messages he left behind after two of his robberies. Called Charley by his friends, he was also known as Charles Bolton, C.E. Bolton and Black Bart the Poet.[1] Considered a gentleman bandit, he was one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers to operate in and around Northern California and southern Oregon during the 1870s and 1880s.

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from SCES - Southern California Enduro Series

Stagecoach 400

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