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Crime History: Vigilantes put end to notorious Reno Gang

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On this day, Dec. 6, in 1868, a guard shot during a robbery died from gunshot wounds, sparking a vigilante hanging of three Reno Brothers in Indiana. The Reno Brothers are credited with the first train robberies in post-Civil War America, setting off a wave of similar holdups throughout the Old West. After the guard died from wounds he suffered at the hands of the gang several months earlier,...

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