Monday, March 9, 2009

"I am a friend to any brave and gallant outlaw."

Once arrested in Dallas and charged with Horse Theft, Belle Starr was one of the many notorious figures who passed through Big D's history. An excerpt from Women in History regarding Belle Starr.

...Allegedly, she took Pearl and Ed and went to Dallas, where she lived off the gold from the Grayson robbery. She wore buckskins and moccasins or tight black jackets, black velvet skirts, high-topped boots, a man's Stetson hat with an ostrich plume, and twin holstered pistols. She spent much her time in saloons, drinking and gambling at dice, cards, and roulette. At times she would ride her horse through the streets shooting off her pistols. This wild behavior was among what gave rise to her rather exaggerated image as a pistol-wielding outlaw.