The Bandit Queen of Yuma

The Bandit Queen of Yuma

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20"x32" oil on panel by Phil Lear

 

PEARL HART
“The Bandit Queen of Yuma”

Canadian-born Pearl Hart committed one of the last stagecoach robberies in American history. When more laid-back forms of generating illicit income failed to satisfy her aspirations, Pearl graduated on to highway banditry. Having cut her hair and donning men's britches, she and her lover stopped a coach on its way to Florence, AZ at gunpoint and relieved its passengers of $431 total. Pearl took pity on her victims and gave everyone a dollar back to buy a meal.