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Rueben ("Rube") Houston Burrows

Print from negative in the Library of Congress. Alabaman Rube Burrows was a train robber, primarily in Texas.
He was killed in Linden, Alabama, where he had been captured and handcuffed to a bench. Using a hidden pistol, he got free from the handcuffs then went looking for another of his captors who had taken his Marlin rifle. Burrows was killed in the ensuing gunfight.

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