From October 6, 1866, until February of 1869, the nation’s newspapers carried headlines covering the saga of the world’s first train robbers and the apparent lawlessness of Jackson County, Indiana. The Reno gang’s fame was soon overshadowed by the ghastly work of the “Scarlet Mask Society” who strung up bodies left and right. But you’ve probably never heard of the Reno gang, even though their fame superceded that of the James gang, both groups achieving rock star status in their time comparable to the Rolling Stones.
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