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Some articles on cattle rustling, cattle:

Pony Diehl
... The men were actively involved in cattle rustling and armed robbery, and were joined for a while by Billy the Kid ... He went to Arizona Territory on a cattle drive with "Curly Bill" Brocius and "Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson in late 1878 ... He was suspected of being involved in numerous robberies and cattle rustling, and was suspected of being involved in the theft of U.S ...
Regulator–Moderator War - War
... Their differences date back to land frauds, cattle rustling, barn burners, and revenge killings ... The conflict began over fraud, cattle rustling, and land swindling in the Neutral Ground, the lawless area between the American border and Mexican Texas ... organized a militia he named the Regulators to prevent "cattle rustling." In turn, the Moderators were organized by Edward Merchant to moderate the Regulators ...
Frank Mc Laury - Cattle Rustling
... The McLaury brothers were suspected of stealing cattle from Sonora, Mexico and re-selling them to Old Man Clanton and local butchers ...

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