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Black Bart

Charles Bowles (aka Black Bart) was an infamous stagecoach robber who, over the course of his outlaw career, robbed at least 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches across Northern California and Southern Oregon in the 1870s and 1880s. He was known for his trademark bowler hat, polite demeanor, and colorful poetry that he would leave at his crime scenes. With the money he stole, he would attend lavish parties and mingle with San Francisco's high society, telling them that he was a wealthy mine owner. He was finally caught when a tag from a San Francisco laundromat was discovered at a crime scene revealing his true identity. He was sentenced to 6 years in San Quentin but was let out after 4 for good behavior. He is said to have never fired a shot in his entire criminal career. 

"I've labored long and hard for bread,

For honor, and for riches

But on my corns too long you've tread

You fine-haired sons of bitches"

-Black Bart

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