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Dalton Gang

Carolyn Hyman General Entry

The Dalton gang, a small band of outlaws who held up trains in the Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas region, was organized in February 1891, by Bob and Emmett Dalton, George Newcomb, Charley Bryant, and William McElhanie. In the winter of 1891–92 the gang had a hideout in Greer County, Texas (later Oklahoma). Bob, Grat, and Emmett Dalton, Bill Powers, and Dick Broadwell attempted to rob two Coffeyville, Kansas, banks on October 5, 1892, with the result that all were killed except Emmett Dalton.

Emmett Dalton, When the Daltons Rode (Garden City, New York: Sun Dial Press, 1937). Emmett Dalton, Beyond the Law (New York: Ogilvie, 1918).


  • Law, Law Enforcement, and Outlaws
  • Gangs and Criminal Organizations

Time Periods:

  • Late Nineteenth-Century Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Carolyn Hyman, “Dalton Gang,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 25, 2020,

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