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Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Jun 2007 7:02 p.m. PST

I finally got off my butt this weekend and posted a new "Marshal Mitchell's Hot List" at the Gutshot Website. As the subject says, I posted some of my favorite outlaw names. Now, these ain't just great outlaws (otherwise I'd have to include Sam Bass on that list), but just great names that instantly evoke the right mood and flavor of a notorious Western character.

Anyway, after you read it, maybe ya'll could suggest some that I've missed?


Oh, and as it says, this here list is for REAL people only.

Old Digger Inactive Member03 Jun 2007 7:46 p.m. PST

Cool link, Thanks.

Lee Brilleaux Fezian03 Jun 2007 8:19 p.m. PST

How about Black Jack Ketchum, whose name involves the best colour, the best short male name, and a final word that evokes 'Catch him' and 'ketchup', which is almost the same as blood.

Whereas "Brown Nigel Steaksauce" fails completely.

Oddball04 Jun 2007 5:10 a.m. PST

Those are very cool outlaw names. Thanks for the link.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2007 7:03 a.m. PST

No "Black Bart"?
That works for Pirates, too.
Probably Waffen SS, too, if you look hard enough.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jun 2007 7:38 a.m. PST

*sigh*, and naturally that Stagecoach Stealing Rascal "Slinky Dick Johnson" didn't make the list…


SpuriousMilius04 Jun 2007 8:44 a.m. PST

Here's a few names I found in "the Frontier World of Doc Holiday:
Skunk Curley--a "bullwhacker" who shot a man in Dodge & skipped town
Harry Head--rustler & stage coach robber near Tombstone
Buckskin Frank Leslie--a gunfighter & bartender at the Oriental Saloon in Tombstone
Indian Charley--suspected of being involved in the death of Morgan Earp
Turkey Creek Jack Johnson & Texas Jack Vermillion--members of Wyatt Earp's posse hunting down the Cowboys in the aftermath of the OK Corral fight

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Jun 2007 10:07 a.m. PST

John: Black Bart is number seven on my list.

Thanks for the other suggestions, guys. I'll probably do a second list in July, so if you can think of anyone who should make that list, let me know.

Judge Bean Inactive Member04 Jun 2007 12:09 p.m. PST

The Verdigris Kid (from Oklahoma)
Mysterious Dave Mathers (Descended from the Massachusett Mathers)
Deadwood Dick (Nat Love)
Blue Duck

BunkerMonkey Inactive Member04 Jun 2007 7:10 p.m. PST

My all time favorite outlaw name: Coal Oil Jimmy. Jimmy was an amateur stage robber in Elizabethtown, New Mexico in 1871.


Clay Allison: Another E-Town alumnus hothead. He was clinically crazy, allegedley from being kicked in the head by a mule when he was a young boy. He once rode into a saloon on his horse, stark naked and demanded that someone buy his horse a drink. Tended to shoot his victims in the back. There's another story that Clay and some vigilantes stormed the E-Town jail, took Charles Kennedy (himself a sserial killer!), decapitated him and forced the town to display the head. Died of a broken neck when he fell off his wagon, drunk, and the wagon ran over him.

Now, here's a one Baaaaaaad Dude: Killin' Jim Miller. Miller was a contract killer who operated in Texas and New Mexico and was related to John Wesley Hardin by marriage. He may have been the murderer of Pat Garrett, the famous NM lawman that killed (or did he?) Billy the Kid. Miller was also the inspiration for the boiler plate that Eastwood wore under his poncho in "Fistful Of Dollars".


"Doc" Skurlock. Now, that's a heck of a surname! Skurlock was a member of the Lincoln County Regulators and ran around with Billy the Kid for a while. Wisely, he left New Mexico after the Lincoln County War ended and went straight.

Johnny Behind The Deuce. Really more of a fool than an outlaw, he shot a popular mining engineer during an argument after a poker game. He's mostly famous for being the criminal that Wyatt Earp defended when a lynch mob tried to drag him from the Tombstone jail. After being transferred to the jail in Tucson, Johnny escaped soon after and was never heard of again.


jawjatek Inactive Member05 Jun 2007 1:52 a.m. PST


I couldn't help but notice Traveller (Lee's favored horse) was missing from the list of "Horses I'd Kiss".

I think 17 should be the Horse With No Name.

Great site, btw.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member05 Jun 2007 4:56 p.m. PST

Bloody Bill Anderson: One of Quantrelles' troopers, his sister died in an accident in Union custody, he evidently went off after that till his death.

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Jun 2007 11:19 p.m. PST

Thanks, guys! These are some great suggestions. I've already started putting together a second list and some of these will definitely make the cut. And fret not, I will definitely give credit where it's due!

jawgatek: Thanks for catching that typo. I just moved the Hot Lists into a database, so we can now easily make changes. Our partner, Paul (he's head of the Proofing Posse) just hasn't made it that far, yet. He said he'd be catching up in the next week or so, though, so errors like that should be removed soon.

By the way, I'm also thinking of doing a second list of horses, and I definitely think Traveller will make the list. Thanks for the suggestion.


Right now, by the way, my work schedule leaves me with about 30-60 minutes in the evening at work while waiting for my carpool ride to get there. I've started using this time to work on future Hot Lists and Website updates. Hopefully this will mean frequent updates. Ideally, I'd like to stockpile a bunch so we can release one a month for the rest of the year.

Hey You27 Jul 2007 12:43 p.m. PST


gives western sounding names.

coryfromMissoula30 Jul 2007 3:16 p.m. PST

While his "outlawness" is debateable due to a lack of any law and a preference for picking on just one tribe, Liver Eatin' Johnson got his nomer for canabilism and was as tough a mountain man as one could want.

Judge Bean Inactive Member31 Jul 2007 7:39 a.m. PST

While reading a book on the Dalton's recently I came across some good nick names:
The Narrow Guage Kid – Companion of the Dalton's
Cock-eyed Charlie – Companion of the Dalton's
Flo Quick – Intimate companion of the Dalton's
Pussyfoot Johnson – A lawman
Sockless Phil ? – I'm not getting this right but he was a Kansas politician.

tberry7403 Inactive Member06 Aug 2007 4:07 p.m. PST

Not a "real" name but I've always been partial to "Dirty Dingus Magee".

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Nov 2007 12:42 p.m. PST

Thanks fer the suggestions, guys. I finally completed the second list and will probably release it around Thanksgiving. I've got another list that will be published first (probably later tonight, after Paul proofs it).

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