Charles Earl Bowles (b. 1829; d.after 1888), better known as Black Bart, was an English-born American Old West outlaw noted for the poetic messages he left behind after two of his robberies. Called Charley by his friends, he was also known as Charles Bolton, C.E. Bolton and Black Bart the Poet. Considered a gentleman bandit, he was one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers to operate in and around Northern California and southern Oregon during the 1870s and 1880s.
Frank Eaton aka Pistol Pete, 1860 - 1958 Frank Eaton himself, more than anyone else, has promulgated the legend of Pistol Pete. He was a lawman in Oklahoma years before it became a territory in 1890. He learned to use a gun in order to avenge his father's murder. He is known to have been an excellent marksman. Other than a few verifiable facts, not much can be known about him. His autobiography, "Veteran of the Old West: Pistol Pete" is a specious record, with little corroborating
The title of Denny's newest piece is "Over The Great Divide." For those who don't know, the Continental or the "Great Divide" in the Americas is the line that divides the flow of water between the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. Rain or snow that drains on the east side of the Continental Divide flows toward the Atla