First Time Poetry Left At Stage Holdup

First Time Poetry Left At Stage Holdup (HM1J3X)

Location: Duncans Mills, CA 95430 Sonoma County
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N 38° 27.181', W 123° 3.153'

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On 3 August 1877 the Wells Fargo stage from Fort Ross to Duncan Mills was robbed by Black Bart (aka Charles E. Boles, Bolton, T.Z. Spaulding) using his feared command, "Throw down the box!" It was Black Bart's fourth stage holdup and the first time he left poetry at the scene. On the back of a way bill he wrote:
I've labored long and hard for bread
for honor and for riches,
but on my corns too long you've tred
you fine haired sons of bitches.

On 22 July 1880 Black Bart struck that stage again but left no poetry. It was assumed that both times he travelled to and from his holdups on the North Pacific Coast Railroad, which began service 8 May 1877. In his twenty-eight stage robberies, Black Bart never fired a shot.
HM NumberHM1J3X
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter #1
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 495414 N 4256081
Decimal Degrees38.45301667, -123.05255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 27.181', W 123° 3.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 27' 10.86" N, 123° 3' 9.18" W
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Area Code(s)707
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25275 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills CA 95430, US
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