Any information on "Black Bart" : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

Does anybody have any information on the robber "black bart", aka c.e. bolton. There's a little bit at the sf museum web site, but I'd like to know more, if there are books or memoires that may include his legend...

-- michael cheng (, September 21, 2002


This very website had an article on him:

This site has QUITE a bit of information on him, including photos of his home and his family tree and melitary service record:

-- Rosa (, September 21, 2002.

There is a life size cutout of Black Bart at the Well's Fargo Museum on Montgomery...great to have a picture taken next to... (Our transit system in the Bay Area is named after him.) By the way; no one has an answer to origin of Alamo Square name?

-- Craig Smith (, September 23, 2002.

Excuse me, but Bart is an anogram, or acronym, for Bay Area Rapid Transit!!! Hello! 'Black Bart' is just some dead guy, not our transit namesake! By the way, Mr. Cheng, you might wanna check out my favorite Metacrawler,!

Good Luck in your research!

-- Sean M. Hall (, September 28, 2002.

A few years ago I opened a web page, I have a lot of information but so much of it is conflicting. Even Wells Fargo has some bad information. I don't have much time to update the site but I would be happy to share what I have. What I really want is more information on his early life and family. Again may confilicting stories about his birth and how many children he had.

-- Lynn Woodward (, November 12, 2002.

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