From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (James Collins burglar)

Mugshot of James Collins, a 23-year-old tailor who was arrested for burglary in Omaha, Nebraska in 1897 After he was arrested in Omaha on May 12, 1897, for burglary, James Collins didn’t stick around to find out how the Nebraska state prison system handled their prisoners.┬áHe escaped pretty much immediately, but then he was capturedContinue reading “From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (James Collins burglar)”

From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Jesse James outlaw)

Jesse James, 1892 One of the many outlaws who became famous through the wild west, Jesse James got his start fighting as a member of the Confederate Army. Following his time in the military he returned to his home state of Missouri where he recruited a group of fellow ne’er do wells for his ownContinue reading “From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Jesse James outlaw)”

From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Laura Bullion outlaw)

Laura Bullion poses for a mug shot with Pinkertons Established in 1850, the Pinkerton Detective Agency quickly became one of the most well known and trusted private security firms in America. They handled everything from transporting presidents to tracking down fugitives like Laura Bullion. This shot from 1893, shows Laura Bullion, a woman who workedContinue reading “From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Laura Bullion outlaw)”

From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Billy the Kid)

One of the few photos of Billy The Kid Billy the Kid is one of the most legendary outlaws of the wild west. Ironically, Billy (or Henry as his parents referred to him) was born in New York City, but set out to the west to earn his fortune. In a short period of timeContinue reading “From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Billy the Kid)”