BLACK KID MONUMENT



THE BLACK KID
ON 6-2-1900 MADERA COUNTY'S MOST INFAMOUS HOLDUP OCCURRED. ON THE CORNER, 100 YARDS FROM HERE ONE BANDIT WITH A SHOTGUN, BLACKENED HANDS, FACE AND A BARLEY SACK MASK, ROBBED 4 STAGES A FREIGHT WAGON, LUMBER WAGON AND THE OFFICERS OF 2 TROOPS OF CALVARY. THE CALVARY WERE 200 YARDS DOWN THE ROAD BUT WOULD HAVE DONE LITTLE GOOD, THEY HAD NO BULLETS DUE TO THEIR ROWDY WAYS WHILE IN TRANSIT. HE GAVE A DRIVER HIS CARD IN CASE WE EVER MEET AGAIN TOTAL TAKE, $280 FROM 34 MEN AND 5 WOMEN. TIME AT SCENE, 2 1/2 HOURS. SUSPECTED OF OTHER ROBBERIES THRU 1906, HE WAS NEVER APPREHENDED.
DEDICATED 10-9-99
E CLAMPUS VITUS GRUB GULCH CHAPTER 41-49