06 February 2015

On This Day: Dalton Gang robs train

The Dalton Gang is infamously known for robbing trains and their criminal careers. It was On This Day in 1891 that Bob, Emmett, and Grat Dalton unsuccessfully robbed a Southern Pacific train near Alila, California. 

The three brothers were the sons of Lewis and Adeleine Dalton, who had 10 sons in total. The other seven all grew up to be law abiding citizens.  

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.                 

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.