Bill Moulder, retired Captain with the Camden County Sheriff's Department, has turned his attention from present day mysteries and adventures to the state of Missouri and her role in the Old West. Bill is currently working on a book titled, "Missouri: The Birth Place of the Old West."
As a historian, Bill has come across some colorful characters and while some may be familiar such as Jesses James and his gang. Others, well may not be as famously known, but had their humble beginning in Missouri. One of these is Belle Starr, who is considered the "Queen of the Oklahoma Outlaws." Belle was born Myra Maybelle Shirley in 1848 on her father's farm near Carthage, MO.
Not only have many infamous characters have made Missouri their home or hideout but there are many law abiding men and women who have graced the State of Missouri during this time period. A few you might be familiar with are lawman Wyatt Earp and the Father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin.
Bill Moulder will be at the Osage Beach Library on Saturday, March 23 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. to reveal more about these characters and more. Plus, be the first to hear about new information about a well-known outlaw and his time in Missouri that has never been known until now.