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

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

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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 | Belle Starr's Wedding photo with Frank and Jesse James, top right ...

Belle Starr | Belle Starr's Wedding photo with Frank and Jesse James, top right ...

Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen, hooked up with the Younger Brothers and Jesse James. She became a horse thief, outlaw and prostitute. She was the first woman to be tried for a serious crime. She was shot in the back and killed by an unknown assailant.

Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen, hooked up with the Younger Brothers and Jesse James. She became a horse thief, outlaw and prostitute. She was the first woman to be tried for a serious crime. She was shot in the back and killed by an unknown assailant.

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The Bandit Queen’s Treasures A side view of Belle Starr’s cedar log cabin, published in Glenn Shirley’s 1982 book, Belle Starr and Her Times: The Literature, the Facts and the Legends, a standard reference on the bandit queen

The Bandit Queen’s Treasures A side view of Belle Starr’s cedar log cabin, published in Glenn Shirley’s 1982 book, Belle Starr and Her Times: The Literature, the Facts and the Legends, a standard reference on the bandit queen

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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.

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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

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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.

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