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Near Sanderson in Terrell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Baxter's Curve Train Robbery

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, August 31, 2019
1. Baxter's Curve Train Robbery Marker
Inscription.  In the early hours of March 13, 1912, Ben Kilpatrick, a former sidekick of Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, and Ole Hobek attempted one of the last major train robberies in West Texas. The two robbers boarded the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio railroad train when it stopped at Dryden on the way to El Paso. They ordered the engineer on to Baxter’s Curve, a sharp bend in the railway’s rail bed. The baggage cars were uncoupled from the coaches, but while the two searched for valuables, Wells Fargo Express manager David A. Trousdale bludgeoned one with an ice mallet and killed the other with the first robber’s rifle. Kilpatrick and Hobek were buried in Sanderson, and Trousdale was recognized and rewarded for his bravery.
 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16553.)
 
Location. 30° 3.721′ N, 102° 16.147′ W. Marker is near Sanderson, Texas, in Terrell County. Marker is on U.S. 90 9.4 miles west of Texas Highway 349, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sanderson TX 79848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are
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By Brian Anderson, August 31, 2019
2. Baxter's Curve Train Robbery Marker
within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dryden Intermediate Field Site 29 (approx. 3.4 miles away); El Buen Pastor Methodist Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); General Alexander W. Terrell / Texas in the Civil War (approx. 9.3 miles away); Sanderson Flash Flood (approx. 9.4 miles away); Terrell County Eagle (approx. 9.4 miles away); Terrell County (approx. 10 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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