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

Blue Duck with Belle Starr. Duck was born in the Cherokee Nation, with the name of Sha-con-gah. By the early 1870s he was riding with gangs across the Oklahoma Territory committing armed robberies and acts of cattle rustling. Blue Duck became involved romantically with Belle Starr along that time.

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

Blue Duck with Belle Starr. Duck was born in the Cherokee Nation, with the name of Sha-con-gah. By the early 1870s he was riding with gangs across the Oklahoma Territory committing armed robberies and acts of cattle rustling. Blue Duck became involved romantically with Belle Starr along that time.

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

Belle Starr (The Bandit Queen) (Myra Belle Shirley Reed Starr February 5, 1848-February 3, 1889) Rustling, horse stealing, bootlegging whiskey; cause of death shot from ambush    When I was a little girl, we played cowboys and Indians with all the neighborhood kids;  all the girls wanted to be Belle Star...\maybe because there weren't too many female outlaws............

Belle Starr (The Bandit Queen) (Myra Belle Shirley Reed Starr February 5, 1848-February 3, 1889) Rustling, horse stealing, bootlegging whiskey; cause of death shot from ambush When I was a little girl, we played cowboys and Indians with all the neighborhood kids; all the girls wanted to be Belle Star...\maybe because there weren't too many female outlaws............

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 | 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 ...

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."

Jim Reed (18??-1874)  he married Belle Starr November 1, 1866.  Reed became involved with the Tom Starr gang, rustling cattle.  Reed  later became involved with the James-Younger Gang as well as continuing to ride with Tom Starr's gang. In April, 1874, he robbed the Austin-San Antonio stage, with the law hot on his tail, Jim Reed was killed by a deputy sheriff at Paris, Texas, in August 1874.

Jim Reed (18??-1874) he married Belle Starr November 1, 1866. Reed became involved with the Tom Starr gang, rustling cattle. Reed later became involved with the James-Younger Gang as well as continuing to ride with Tom Starr's gang. In April, 1874, he robbed the Austin-San Antonio stage, with the law hot on his tail, Jim Reed was killed by a deputy sheriff at Paris, Texas, in August 1874.

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