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Albert Slick Nard, Lawman & Outlaw: Part II

Albert Slick Nard, Lawman & Outlaw: Part II

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He was a man of the West. A cowboy, husband, father, outlaw, hired assassin, lawman and lone wolf.  

 This Deputy Sheriff and Horse Rustler was a true pioneer of Hot Springs County, Wyoming. 

 The Pioneers of Outlaw Country. 

Cowboys, Lawmen and Outlaws… to the businessmen and women who all helped shape Thermopolis and Hot Springs County, Wyoming. 

Here are their stories. 

 Albert Slick Nard, Lawman & Outlaw

 Part II –– Lawman to Outlaw 

It is 1892 and the Horse Rustler Wars have been declared in Wyoming. Albert “Slick” Nard had been recruited from the ranks of horse thief to that of Deputy Sheriff. His former best friend and fellow outlaw, Jack Bliss, has just escaped from the Lander Jail and stolen the racehorse, Red Bird. This famous horse belonged to another horse thief turned deputized lawman, Manuel Armenta.  

Here is the rest of Slick Nard's story... 

This podcast was researched and hosted by Jackie Dorothy and Dean King of Legend Rock Media Productions with special thanks to Author and Historian, Mike Bell. 

For more adventurous reading and to learn more about this family and their friends, we suggest the following books which we used to research their story:

  • Butch Cassidy, The Wyoming Years by Bill Betenson
  • History of Wyoming, Big Horn Basin by Taceta Walker
  • Incidents on Owl Creek - Butch Cassidy's Big Horn Basin Bunch and the Wyoming Horsethief War by Mike Bell

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Music Credits:

  • Dude, Where's My Horses by Nat Keefe with the Bow Ties
  • Horses and Trains, Jesse Gallagher
  • Rattlesnake Railroad by Brett Van Donsel
  • A Fallen Cowboy by Sir Cubworth
  • Western Spaghetti by Chris Haugen

Travel back to the past with a trip to Hot Springs County!

     Thermopolis, Wyoming is home of the "World's Largest Mineral Hot Springs" and still retains much of its western charms. Only a few hours from Yellowstone, you can come visit and for yourself why this town was once an outlaw hideout! 
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     You can even visit Old Thermopolis on Black Mountain Road where all that remains are memories - and a great fishing hole.  Slick Creek, named after our infamous lawman/outlaw, Slick Nard, is still in existence, a marker of by-gone days and highway robbery.
     Afterwards, lounge at the actual Hole-in-the-Wall bar that the Wild Bunch visited, now at the Hot Springs County Museum. 
Hot Springs County Museum & Cultural Center | Thermopolis, Wyoming (

Be sure to look us up - the Hot Springs County Pioneers! 

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Albert Slick Nard, Lawman & Outlaw: Part II

Albert Slick Nard, Lawman & Outlaw: Part II

Host Jackie Dorothy