Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Dash of Rose, Part I

This is actually *not* Rose, but a
model prisoner portraying her.
The things we do for spite.
This week, Alex Taylor begins the wild west tale of female tenacity.
You know what they say about a woman scorned.

Of course, the nicknames back then were indeed the stuff of legend. Dynamite Dick, Dick Speed (not so fast as it turns out), Bitter Creek... these stories pretty much wrote themselves. But we are talking about the folks running in the circles of the Doolin-Dalton Gang AKA the Wild Bunch. You might have heard of them, or watched a film or two.

For those into geotourism, you'll find Yale, Oklahoma HERE, in the bend of the Cimarron River where Professor Taylor spots it. Also interesting are its ties with the legendary sportsman, Jim Thorpe.

Originally published in the Gainesville Times, April 12, 1988.

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