While Jim Hardie is on a private trip on the Wells Fargo stage line in Arizona, the stage is held up by Pearl Hart and her gang. The stage line is out $5,000 while Jim lost $55. Known to hangout in New Mexico, Jim tries to lure her out.
Jim Hardie was looking forward to some time off at the end of a Wells Fargo stage route in Arizona. He was riding with three other passengers one of whom was a beautiful widow. When two men held up the stage, the widow pulled a gun on Jim telling him to unbuckle his gun belt. Besides stealing the strongbox with $5,000, they stripped the three male passengers of their money including $55 from Jim Hardie. The driver knew who she was due to her shooting prowess which she had proven during the holdup. Rumor had it that she hung out around Deming, New Mexico so Jim headed there. Sadly, Sheriff Roseboro could not help Jim as he said she did not come around town. Hearing the stories about her shooting, Jim decides to use a shooting contest to draw her out.Written by
Pearl Hart committed one of the last recorded stagecoach robberies in the west. She was mainly known for her gender in the profession. See more »
During the shooting contest between Pearl Hart and Jim Hardy, the close up of her fifth shot showed it clearly outside the black bulls-eye in the first white ring surrounding it. The long shot showed that the fifth shot was primarily in the white ring but also touching the black bulls-eye. See more »