A Family of Outlaws: The Reckless Reno Gang


From the Pinkertons: A Detective Dynasty by Richard Wilmer Rowan

After the Civil War, the Reno Brothers explored a new way to rob trains that inspired the James and Younger gangs. But even the wild and wily Reno brothers were no match for Allen Pinkerton and his detectives. Although it takes place in Indiana, this story has the trappings of a tale of the Old West: Daring robberies, fugitives from justice, clever arrests, and a final showdown in the county jail.

(Feature image of Allan Pinkerton courtesy wikicommons)