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What does a dollar buy at the Olive Garden? [Apr. 15th, 2008|11:26 am]
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On May 29, 1899, Pearl Hart became the only woman known to have robbed a stagecoach. She and a man named Joe Boot (probably an alias) stopped the Globe, Arizona stagecoach and relieved its passengers of all their money -- about $400. Feeling badly, however, at leaving her victims penniless, Pearl decided to return a dollar to each of them -- "enough to eat on". She and her accomplice were arrested a few days later, however, after getting themselves lost in the Arizona hills. The woman bandit became an overnight sensation and crowds gathered at the courthouse to see her and get her autograph. She claimed to have committed the robbery to get money for her ailing mother, and the jury was sympathetic and released her, but when she was picked up a few months later for carrying an illegal weapon, she was sent to Yuma Territorial Prison where she earned the distinction of not only being the first woman sent there, but also the first woman to become pregnant while in prison! As the only men who had been alone with her were the prison guards, a preacher, and the Governor of Arizona, Pearl was discretely pardoned and asked not to return to Arizona. After that, not much is known about Pearl Hart. There is some evidence that she earned a living as a pick-pocket and a prostitute, spending time in and out of prison. According to other reports, she eventually settled down and married a rancher, smoked cigars, and lived to the ripe old age of 90.

http://www.glumbert.com/media/prankcall

Some good impressions. Majorly staged, but still funny. -- Lots of swearing.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-15 04:33 pm (UTC)
LOL. True enough. ;)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-04-15 04:41 pm (UTC)
See robber back in the day had class, giving back enough cash to eat with, you just don't see that anymore lol.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-15 04:47 pm (UTC)
So true. lol. ;)
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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2008-04-15 04:57 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Anyone know what happened to the child she was pregnant with? That would be an interesting bit to see come up in your geneology report. :p

Not to mention that you seem to imply that they never found out who the father was.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-15 04:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah these aren't my words. I got it from a little fact page or book, I can't remember which but I was wondering that too. I'm going to do some research, I think, because I'm really curious.
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[User Picture]From: romeokid
2008-04-15 05:05 pm (UTC)
Haha, awesome video!

If I lived back in the day of the Westerns, I would surely be the most famous woman robber in all the West.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-15 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thats awesome!
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From: christinaathena
2008-04-15 05:09 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a rather interesting story. :-)

Edited at 2008-04-15 05:10 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-15 05:17 pm (UTC)

Re: FIRST!

It's a really interesting story, isn't it? :)
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-04-15 05:27 pm (UTC)
Pearl Hart needs to be immortalized on the stage somehow.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-15 05:30 pm (UTC)
I had the very same thought. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-15 06:55 pm (UTC)
I don't know. None of the things online have said so, but its certainly a possibility.
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From: ex_theglaiv
2008-04-15 08:23 pm (UTC)
What a teriffic story. Thanks for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-15 08:24 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! :)
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[User Picture]From: may_b_maybe
2008-04-15 09:53 pm (UTC)
There should be a movie about Pearl Hart.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-15 09:54 pm (UTC)
I agree. Or at least a play.
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From: spaceyblonde
2008-04-16 12:40 am (UTC)
LOL thats amazing. I love the fact that she returned a dollar to everyone, you can see why everyone sympathized
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-16 12:59 am (UTC)
Exactly! That was my favorite part too. :)
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[User Picture]From: 1happygirl
2008-04-16 01:17 am (UTC)
I love your posts! And it inspired me to check her out. I also love wikipedia!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Hart
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-16 01:19 am (UTC)
Thanks babe! And she was a pretty cool lady, right?
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-16 05:36 am (UTC)
I wish I was related to that women. What an awesome story. Think about what it must have taken for a woman to step outside her role back then. Massive cajones, if that's not sexist.

Pearl Hart rocks!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-16 03:37 pm (UTC)
She does rock, and that's not sexist. :)
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