The Crazy Story Behind This Iowa Train Robbery Is Nearly Unbelievable

When most Americans think of cowboys, bandits, bank robberies and train heists, the mountains and range of the American West comes to mind. What some people don’t realize, though, is that the wild west was never really, well, all that west. Plenty of bandits hit out in Iowa, and perhaps the most famous train robbery of all time occured right in the small town of Adair.

This wasn’t the only strange thing to happen in the tumultuous history of the Hawkeye State. For more tales from Iowa history, check out 9 Moments Everyone Born In Iowa Will Always Remember.