Elmer McCurdy – The Dead Train Thief Who Saw The World


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In 1910, a train car thief popped out of nowhere and became a noteworthy robber in the history of the wild west. Using his training in explosives from the US military Elmer McCurdy robbed a series of trains and a bank in the central and southwest United States. However, his career as a thief is the least exciting thing about him. It is the life he found after death that has people talking. Let’s say this; it took nearly three of his lifetimes before McCurdy was properly buried. At that time, Elmer had seen much of the Continental United States and was seen by most Americans, for that matter. This is the unbelievable story of the life, death, and life after death of bank robber Elmer McCurdy.

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