Life and Adventures of Polk Wells; (Charles Knox Polk Wells) the Notorious Outlad, Whose Acts of ...

Life and Adventures of Polk Wells; (Charles Knox Polk Wells) the Notorious Outlad, Whose Acts of Ferlessness and Chivaly Kept the Frontier Trails Afire with Excitement, and Whose Roberies [sic] and Other depredations in the Platt Purchase.

Wells, Charles Knox Polk

Published by G.A. Warnica, Halls, Mo.[nd. ca. 1907]
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Octavo. 259p. frontispiece and many illustrations. Originally an Indian fighter in Rio Pecos in New Mexico; He became friends with Alf Slade; Billy Gay and Kit Carson but as hard times fell on him he held up express trains and banks, ended up at Fort Madison Prison where he escaped by chloroforming the guard who however died in the process thus earning him a life sentence. Dying of consumption along with problems from the many bullets he had caught during his career. He ordered the medical examiners to dig out after his death all 23 of them and give them to his frend Al Warnica who published posthumously the fascinating account of Polk Wells. Bound in red cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt, spine plain, covers lightly rubbed with some spotting to rar board. A very good copy. Howes W-243; Graff 4585; 6-guns 2342;. Bookseller Inventory # 013473

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Title: Life and Adventures of Polk Wells; (Charles ...

Publisher: G.A. Warnica, Halls, Mo.[nd. ca. 1907]

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