Rube Burrow

Rube Burrow (ca. 1856-1890), photographed here in his 20s, was an outlaw whose gang robbed a number of trains and post offices across the South during the 1880s. His last robbery took place on a train in Pollard, Escambia County, in 1890, and he was killed by gunfire soon after in an attempted escape from jail in Linden, Marengo County.

Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History