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The Legend of Railroad Bill

On March 7, 1896, a famous outlaw was shot dead while eating crackers and cheese in a general store in Atmore, Alabama. The outlaw, Morris Slater, was better known as “Railroad Bill.” He was an African-American train robber who had murdered two men, including the sheriff of Escambia County. Authorities had been hunting him since […]