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Bank robbing Newton Brothers featured in Texas program

By Local Report

In celebration of Texas Independence Week, the Bosque County Collection sponsors a program on the Newton Brothers, professional bank robbers from the Lone Star State.

The program is presented by T. Lindsay Baker, on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Bosque County District Courtroom in the historic Bosque County Courthouse, Meridian.

Join Dr. Baker as he weaves together the journey of brothers Willis (“Skinny”), Joe, Jess and Wylie (“Doc”) Newton, a criminal gang who based their operations in Uvalde, Texas, their family home. In the 1910s and 1920s, the Newton Brothers robbed over eighty banks and six trains from Texas to Canada.


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