William Brocius (ca. 1845–82) was an infamous outlaw in the American West of the 1880s. He used various aliases, including William Bresnaham and William Graham, but he is best known by his nickname “Curly Bill” (also spelled in newspapers of the day as “Curley Bill”) Brocius. Cattle rustling, robberies, and several murders are attributed to the gunslinger William Brocius.

William Brocius is thought to have been born around 1845, but his actual origins are somewhat murky. He is reported to have stood six feet tall, with curly black hair, dark ...

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