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It would seem a stretch to believe train robbers, cattle rustlers, horse thieves, murderers,...outlaws in general, would have a sanctuary to not just hide out for a season until things got better, but a place to call home- all at the knowledge of the law.  Located in Wyoming, they called it The Hole-In-The-Wall.

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  Let’s take a trip to a remote, secluded spot.  You know, the kind that’s hard to reach by lawmen but perfect for cattle rustlers!  Hey, let’s go to            Wyoming...Hole-in the-Wall Pass, that is. To most of us the name refers to something being in the middle of nowhere.  Actually, that is a perfect metaphor for the hideout.  It was named after a pass in an eroded rock wall mesa rising over the rolling plains and canyons and required a steep climb over loose rock to get to the top of the wall.  It was at least a day’s journey by horseback from any semblance of civilization, which was just another reason for outlaws to set up housekeeping.  If featured a grassy plateau at the top and an irrigated creek bed in the canyon below, making it a perfect spot to graze all those stolen cattle.  The panoramic view atop the mountains  provided plain visibility of approaching guest.  Oh, at one time, there were even a series of cabins built there for the outlaws to use during the brutal Wyoming winters along with a corral, and  livery stables.  All this took place roughly between the 1860s and early 1900s, in the great American West in Johnson County, Wyoming. You may be wondering if there can be honor among thieves, and the answer might surprise you...at least as far as the gangs that checked into

Hole-in-the-Wall.

Read the complete article in the Bevil Newsletter,

which accompanies the cover when collected.

GREETINGS FROM WYOMING

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OCTOBER 25, 2002

NEW YORK, NY 10199

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Learn where all those famous outlaws hung out when they weren't steal'n cattle and robbing trains.

It's in the newly designed

Bevil Newsletter.

 

Released to collectors January 23, 2014, along with 

                          Oregon,   Nebraska,  Minnesota,  and  Iowa

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