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The Bandit Queen

Public Domain / Robert G. McCubbin Collection

A well-educated woman from a wealthy family, Belle Starr had a thirst for adventure. Over the course of her life, she married several outlaws (life expectancy not being particularly high in their profession) and was pretty awesome in her own right. She used to ride side-saddle, dressed up in very fashionable clothing, shooting a pistol in each hand.

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