This outlaw gang conducted the first peacetime train robberies in American history.
The Reno brothers – Franklin, John, Simeon and William of Rockford, Indiana – were noted as bounty jumpers during the Civil War. On October 6, 1866, they robbed their first train at Seymour, Indiana. After terrorizing the Midwest for two more years, members of their gan began to be captured and identified. A series of vigilante group lynchings eliminated 10 gang members.
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