Rube Burrow | The Robinhood of Alabama

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Rube Burrow got his start as an honest man. A simple cowboy and farmer with a wife and children. But when his wife died and the farm went belly up, Rube took to earning a living any way he could. And that way led him to become one of the most notorious and most wanted train robbers of the old west.

Who was Rube Burrow? A good man pushed too far? The Robin Hood of Alabama who only stole from the rich? Or just another good ole boy lured by trappings of easy money?

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Rube Burrow Blog by Joe Wheeler - https://jwheeler331.blogspot.com/2012/04/

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Rube Burrow – Encyclopedia of Alabama - http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2950

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