On Saturday night, August 6, 1900, a Union Pacific train left Denver, headed east toward Kansas. A little after midnight, at a spot known as Lake, 15 mile east of Limon, described as “only a coal chute and a water tank” the train stopped to get water. There, two men reportedly boarded the train.
Very quickly, the men covered their faces with masks and pulled guns on the conductor and porter. From there, they made their way through a sleeper car, rousing the dozing passengers and relieving them of whatever possessions they had. Continue reading