Design Assignment – Most Wanted Outlaws ds106 Style (2)


I chose to do this assignment again because I really enjoy learning about the oulaws of the past. Once again I used the website to generate a poster after settling on an outlaw.

Jim Burrow (18??-1888) – Jim Burrow, originally from Alabama, grew up to rob trains with his brother Reuben “Rube” Burrow in 1886. Robbing their first train on December 1, 1886 in Bellevue, Texas, they only netted a few hundred dollars. Adding members to their gang, they robbed so many trains by early 1888 that they had become the most most infamous train robbers since Jesse James, and were pursued by hundreds of lawmen throughout the south and southwest. But for Jim, his life as an outlaw was to be short-lived. In 1888, the brothers were recognized by a conductor on a train pulling into Nashville, Tennessee. Notifying authorities, lawmen trapped Rube and Jim in a passenger car. Rube shot his way to freedom but Jim was taken into custody and jailed in Texarkana. Later that year, he died in prison of consumption on October 5, 1888.”

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