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Train Robbers - The Newton Boys

Texas Outlaw Gang of the 20th Century

The Newton Gang ca 1919 through 1924 was an outlaw gang of the early 20th century and the most successful train robbers and bank robbers in history From Newton Gang - Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia

The Newton Boys (1998)

Directed by Richard Linklater. With Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich, Vincent D'Onofrio. The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.

Newton Gang

The Newton Gang (ca. 1919 through 1924) was an outlaw gang of the early 20th century, and the most successful train robbers and bank robbers in history. From 1919 through 1924 the gang robbed dozens of banks, claiming a number of eighty-seven banks (unconfirmed) and six trains (confirmed). According to Willis Newton, the brothers "took in more money than the Dalton Gang, Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch and the James-Younger Gang combined." Also according to their own claims, they never killed anyone. It's true they were never charged with any death or injuries associated with their robberies, although one daylight robbery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada proved nearly fatal for one bank messenger. Notable enough for the 1924 train robbery near Rondout, Illinois (the world's largest at the time), the brothers gained a second round of fame in retirement, when they participated in a 1975 documentary film, and then a more in-depth oral history project that eventually was published in book form, possibly one of the clearest records of a criminal career of the period, as told by the participants. This second round of fame led to a feature film being produced by a major Hollywood studio, after the death of the last surviving brother.

Newton Gang from Uvalde Texas

Between 1919 and 1924, the Newton Gang would rob 87 banks and six trains, taking more loot than the Dalton boys, Butch Cassidy, and the James Gang, combined. But after the largest train robbery in history, they would forget where they buried their loot.

NEWTON BOYS - Criminal Gang Of Brothers

NEWTON BOYS. The Newton boys were a criminal gang composed of brothers Willis, Joe, Jess and Wylie (Doc), who operated mostly in Texas during the 1920s. Willis "Skinny" Newton robbed over eighty banks and six trains from Texas to Canada with his brothers and other outlaws, including the single biggest train robbery in United States history. By the time they were captured, they may have stolen more money than all other outlaws at that time combined.

The Newton gang speaks !


Newton Boys - Texas A&M University Consortium Press

By Willis Newton and Joe Newton

The Lost Treasure of the Newton Boys and America’s Biggest Train Robbery

The Newton Boys are famously known for carrying out America’s biggest train robbery on June 12th, 1924. Not only did they make history by stealing more than three million dollars on this one train heist, but this sealed the Newton Boys to become remembered as the most successful bank and train robbers in U.S. history.


Members of the Newton Gang from Texas

Members of the Newton Gang from Texas

Life Magazine Article on Newton Gang

Life Magazine Article on Newton Gang

Magazine April 19 , 1968 Martin Luther King : The Impact Newton Gang

The Newton Boys - Portrait of a new Outlaw Gang

The Newton Boys has 14 ratings and 2 reviews. Jason said: I started out just loving this book. The gentlemen who extensively interviewed Willis and Joe (...

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Outlaws: The Newton Boys - Texas Highways

Growing up in rural West Texas during the early twentieth century, the four sons of Jim and Janetta Newton would have been expected to grow up to be c...