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This lady outlaw was born Laura Bullion in 1876, in Knickerbocker, Texas. At the age of 14 she became a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, and was the girlfriend of outlaw Ben "The Tall Texan" Kilpatrick.

Members of the gang referred to her as the "Rose of the Wild Bunch".

She would support the gang by selling stolen goods. On November 6, 1901, she was arrested on federal charges for 'forgery of signatures to banknotes' and in her possession had $8,500 dollars stolen during the Great Northern Train Robbery. On December 12, 1901, Ben Kilpatrick was also arrested. Both were convicted of robbery; Laura sentenced to five years and Ben receiving a twenty year sentence. Laura only served three and half years.

She died of heart disease on December 2, 1961.

Her gravemarker reads:

Freda Bullion Lincoln
Laura Bullion
The Thorny Rose
1876 - 1961

100% hand made this sterling silver and carnelian pendant measures just shy of of 2 1/2" long and 3/4" from side to side. Set in fine bezels the carnelian cabochons have accentlyed with steriling silver details. The chain is currently 16" long but I will gladly add an extender if you would like. Just let me know in the comments to seller section at check or drop me a line. Purchase will gift wrapped and shipped out within two days of payment.

Dear S, this is a small tribute to the inspiration you are to others. You truly have an interesting tale and have used those thorns to benefit yourself and others. ♥**

Thank you for visiting Jessie Jems

oOo A Rosey Tale Sterling Silver - Carnelian and Garnet Pendant Necklace


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sterling silver sheet, sterling silver wire, bezel wire, cabochon, stone, wild west stories, solder, flux, roses, beading, carnelian, garnet
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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