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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » Midwest

Coffeyville, Kansas: The Town That Stopped the Dalton Gang

recounts the bank robbery attempt that made Coffeyville famous in 1892. Bob Dalton's gang had been robbing trains, stealing horses, and looting gambling houses in the Midwest. But Dalton wanted more. He claimed he would "beat anything Jesse James ever did—rob two banks at once, in broad daylight." This is the story of his attempt to do so and the response he met from the citizens of this small southeastern Kansas town. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Bodies of the Dalton Gang after the shoot-out. (Kansas State Historical Society)

The Dalton Gang

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