May 10, 2022

Rube Burrow | The Robinhood of Alabama

Rube Burrow | The Robinhood of Alabama

Rube Burrow got his start as an honest man. A simple cowboy and farmer with a wife and children. But when his wife died and the farm went belly up, Rube took to earning a living any way he could. And that way led him to become one of the most...


Rube Burrow got his start as an honest man. A simple cowboy and farmer with a wife and children. But when his wife died and the farm went belly up, Rube took to earning a living any way he could. And that way led him to become one of the most notorious and most wanted train robbers of the old west.

Who was Rube Burrow? A good man pushed too far? The Robin Hood of Alabama who only stole from the rich? Or just another good ole boy lured by trappings of easy money?

 

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Rube Burrow Blog by Joe Wheeler - https://jwheeler331.blogspot.com/2012/04/

 

Rube Burrow: King of Outlaws by George W. Agee (great resource!!!) - https://sites.rootsweb.com/~kithandkin2000/rubeburrow1.htm

 

Confession of Leonard Brock aka Joe Jackson - https://sites.rootsweb.com/~kithandkin2000/rubeburrow4.htm

 

Rube Burrow – Encyclopedia of Alabama - http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2950

 

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