Crime in Wonderland

Crime in Wonderland (HM1MUS)

Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Park County
Country: United States of America
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N 44° 58.453', W 110° 41.894'

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From poachers to stagecoach robbers, soldiers were kept busy enforcing the law in Yellowstone.There were five stagecoach robberies in Yellowstone, with the last occurring on 1914. What is often considered the greatest stagecoach robbery of the twentieth century occurred on August 24, 1908, about three miles east of Kepler Cascades, when a single robber held up 17 coaches with 174 passengers. He netted a total of $2,094.20 in cash and jewelry and was never caught.
< Sidebar : >$1,000.00 REWARD       For the arrest and conviction of the man wh held up androbbed the stages of the Transportation Companies in theYellowstone Park, near Keppler Cascades, on Aug. 24, 1908,$1000.00 will be paid.       Description of the robber. About 5 ft. 8 in. tall, blue grayeyes, bristly gray whiskers, acted either as a man badly outof breath or a consumptive, weight about 135-150 pounds,understood german. Had on bluish brown overalls, brownshirt, soft felt hat and carried an automatic rifle.Y.N. P. Trans. Co.           M-Y Stage Co,           Wylie Camp. Co.
Placed ByYellowstone National Park
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Date Added Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 523794 N 4980130
Decimal Degrees44.97421667, -110.69823333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.453', W 110° 41.894'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 27.18" N, 110° 41' 53.64" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Officers Row, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US
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