The Ballad of Black Bart by Loren D. EstlemanThe Ballad of Black Bart: a riveting western novel from Spur Award-Winning Author Loren D. Estleman.
Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in Californias Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted.
Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Franciscos entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes.
Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargos legendary chief of detectives, made Barts apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.
The Ballad of Black Bart is a duel of wits involving two adversaries of surpassing cleverness, set against the vivid backdrop of the Old West.
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California's Infamous Stage Robber. Photo courtesy Calaveras County Historical Society. Charles E. Boles Signature Charles E. Bowles was born in Norfolk Co. England in , the seventh child to John and Maria Bowles.
The Legend Of Black Bart Begins
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Charles E. Boles, Charles Bolton, T. Spalding ? When he was just two years old, he and his family immigrated to Jefferson County, New York , where his father purchased a farm four miles north of Plessis Village. Charley received a common school education as a child and when he grew up, he and a cousin named David set out for the goldfields of California in