October 7, 2005
Summer of 1875, and the Wells Fargo stagecoach is slowly rattling through a mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada gold country, bearing a cargo of passengers, U.S. mail, and gold.
The driver pulls the horses to an abrupt halt at the sight of a man standing confidently on the side of the road. He wears a long dirty duster, a sack of flour over his head with a pair of holes cut for the eyes and brandishes a double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun. A deep and hollow voice utters the command destined to become the most famous five words in western outlaw history: “please throw down the box.”
The legend of Black Bart is born.
thanks to Tom Joad for the cool banjo tunes “Sand River Belle” and “West Fork Gals”. Use licensed under Creative Commons.