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

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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, 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, 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

A tintype of Pearl Starr, daughter of notorious "Bandit Queen" Belle Starr, and possibly the daughter of Cole Younger.

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.