S1 | E1: The Coffeyville Raid

On October 5th, 1892, the Dalton Gang attempted one of the most daring robberies in the history of the West. Armed with Winchester rifles, they tried to rob two banks at the same time in broad daylight in Coffeyville, Kansas. The result was a running gun battle with the townsfolk that has become legend.

Special guest discussion with Bob Boze Bell, Executive Editor of True West Magazine.

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