Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr (February 5, 1848 – February 3, 1889), better known as Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw, born in Carthage, Missouri

Belle Starr the Bandit Queen: How a Southern Girl Became a Legendary Western Outlaw

Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr (February 5, 1848 – February 3, 1889), better known as Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw, born in Carthage, Missouri

Belle Starr, outlaw. "Belle always harbored a strong sense of style, which would feed into her later legend. A crack shot, she used to ride sidesaddle while dressed in a black velvet riding habit and a plumed hat, carrying two pistols, with cartridge belts across her hips" - Wikipedia

Belle Starr, outlaw. "Belle always harbored a strong sense of style, which would feed into her later legend. A crack shot, she used to ride sidesaddle while dressed in a black velvet riding habit and a plumed hat, carrying two pistols, with cartridge belts across her hips" - Wikipedia

Blue Duck, sometimes referred to as Bluford Duck, (1858? - 1895) was an outlaw of the Old West, probably best known for a photograph taken of him around the mid-1880s, in which he posed with Belle Starr, a famous Old West female outlaw.

Blue Duck, sometimes referred to as Bluford Duck, (1858? - 1895) was an outlaw of the Old West, probably best known for a photograph taken of him around the mid-1880s, in which he posed with Belle Starr, a famous Old West female outlaw.

Belle Starr, sitting sidesaddle staring intently at one of the Roeder brothers, photographers in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  She is wearing a single loop holster with a pearl-handled revolver, with a riding crop and is wearing leather gloves.  This was taken in 1886, about three years before her death in Indian Territory at the hands of an unknown shooter.

Belle Starr, sitting sidesaddle staring intently at one of the Roeder brothers, photographers in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is wearing a single loop holster with a pearl-handled revolver, with a riding crop and is wearing leather gloves. This was taken in 1886, about three years before her death in Indian Territory at the hands of an unknown shooter.

Belle Starr Family Tree | Belle Starr stated to the The Fort Smith Elevator about one year ...

Belle Starr Family Tree | Belle Starr stated to the The Fort Smith Elevator about one year ...

Belle Starre (Star) was a famous horse thief who was shot in ambush. She was also a bootlegger, which I guess was frowned upon during her era.

Belle Starre (Star) was a famous horse thief who was shot in ambush. She was also a bootlegger, which I guess was frowned upon during her era.

Outlaw Belle Starr died in 1889, in what would become Oklahoma later that year. Her epitaph reads "Shed not for her the bitter tear,  Nor give the heart to vain regret;  'Tis but the casket that lies here,  The gem that filled it sparkles yet."

Outlaw Belle Starr died in 1889, in what would become Oklahoma later that year. Her epitaph reads "Shed not for her the bitter tear, Nor give the heart to vain regret; 'Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it sparkles yet."

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