Friday, December 22, 2017

The Outlaw Bart Thrasher


Infamous Alabama outlaw Bart Thrasher lived a short, violent existence, but his tale is the stuff of campfire legends. In the turbulent years following the Civil War, Bart Thrasher robbed, murdered, and terrorized Bloody Bibb County, making national news and reminding everyone that the dangers of the Wild West extended all the way to Alabama.

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4 comments:

  1. Interesting bit of Wild West history there. I've been out of the loop a bit in recent months due to work so I don't know if you've mentioned this somewhere, but were you actually in Alabama when you filmed this?

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  2. Bart Thrasher is an ancestral cousin of mine. My second cousin, Richmond Pearson Hobson Thrasher, who lived to be 96, told me stories handed down from his grandfather, who knew Bart.Those stories tended to paint a less violent, more sympathetic picture of the noted desperado. Historical facts prove otherwise, unfortunately. Incidentally,my cousin had a hand in naming his grandson.....Bart.

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    1. My dad and grandfather were both Barton Thrashers. It is odd that you can't seem to find a photograph of this Bart Thrasher anywhere on the web. If you know of one that exists, I'd love to see it!

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