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Outlaws, Rascals
& Ruffians



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Mississippi Local History Network
Welcome to the American Local History
Network's Mississippi Outlaws site.  Settle back
and visit for awhile, meet some of the bad guys
and read about their daring crimes of long ago.
  My name is Nancy Brister and I'm the
Mississippi Coordinator for the MS Outlaws
project and web host for this page.
The Tales

The Natchez Trial of Bill McCoy
MS Sandbar Fight that Made Jim Bowie Famous
Luke Short, Gambler and Gunfighter
Mississippi Executions, 1804 - 1860
The Murder of Bill Chisholm
The Notorious Outlaw, Kinnie Wagner
Joseph Thompson Hare, Outlaw of the Natchez Trace

The Notorious Copeland Gang

The Barney Lewis Train Robber
y
John Murel and the Mystic Cla
n
Samuel Mason, Highwayma
n
The Harpes, First Serial Killers in the Territor
y
The White Caps and Will Purvi
s
Boss Weatherford & the Dearman Murder

Eugene Bunch, Gentleman Train Robbe
r
The Killing of Col. Crane

The Copiah County Election Murder

The McGrews of Alabama, Mississippi & Texas

Jesse James in Mississippi

 
Revenge for a Brother's Reprimand
       
In the News: Newspaper Clippings
The Nicholson Murder, Jasper County
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