THE BLACK KID

ON 6-2-1900 MADERA COUNTY’S MOST INFAMOUS HOLDUP OCCURRED. ON THE

CORNER, 100 YARDS FROM HERE ONE BANDIT WITH A SHOTGUN, BLACKENED HANDS, FACE AND A BARLEY SACK MASK, ROBBED 4 STAGES A FREIGHT WAGON, LUMBER WAGON AND THE OFFICERS OF 2 TROOPS OF CALVARY. THE CALVARY WERE 200 YARDS DOWN THE ROAD BUT WOULD HAVE DONE LITTLE GOOD, THEY HAD NO BULLETS DUE TO THEIR ROWDY WAYS WHILE IN TRANSIT.

HE GAVE A DRIVER HIS CARD IN CASE WE EVER MEET AGAIN

TOTAL TAKE, $280 FROM 34 MEN AND 5 WOMEN. TIME AT SCENE, 2 1/2 HOURS.

SUSPECTED OF OTHER ROBBERIES THRU 1906, HE WAS NEVER APPREHENDED.


DEDICATED 10-9-99

E CLAMPUS VITUS

GRUB GULCH CHAPTER 41-49

 

Located on Road 600 approx. 1-1/2 miles west of Grub Gulch

 

GPS Locator:

37°19’4.16″N

119°47’12.04″W