Hickok’s assassin

In 1876, not long after he’d shot the famous Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood SD, Jack McCall was in a Laramie bar boasting about the murder. A deputy U.S. Marshal sitting nearby immediately arrested him and tossed him in the Laramie jail. McCall was eventually sent back to face a trial, where he was convicted…Read More…

Last Wild Bunch outlaw

Wild Bunch outlaw Bub Meeks helped Butch and Elzy Lay rob the bank in Montpelier, Idaho, in 1896. But the pathologically unlucky Meeks was captured and sent to prison. He escaped but was recaptured. He tried to kill himself in prison and was sent to an Idaho insane asylum, from which he successfully escaped. His…Read More…

Vanished into thin air

In 1934, 21-year-old Olga Schultz married Wyoming oilman Carl Mauger just a few weeks after they met.They spent their honeymoon elk hunting. One day. Carl reportedly left Olga to rest beside the trail while he hunted. When he returned, she was gone. Massive searches ensued but Olga was never found. Runaway bride? Murder victim? Bear snack?…Read More…