The “female Jesse James”…the “bandit queen”…..all names associated with one person, Belle Starr. Belle began her life on February 5, 1848 as Myra Maybelle Shirley in Carthage Missouri. Her father John Shirley was a successful farmer and owner/operator of the Carthage Hotel. Belle was an educated woman who attended the Carthage Female Academy.
Belle’s family moved to Texas after Belle’s brother was killed during the Civil War riding as a Southern guerrilla. Her family traveled to Texas in two Conestoga wagons. Belle, only 16 at the time drove one of those wagons.
After the war, in 1866 Belle married a family acquaintance from Missouri named Jim Reed. A year after their marriage they moved to Bates County, Missouri. In1868, Belle gave birth to a daughter she named Rosie Lee, but Belle always called her Pearl.
3/8"-16ft. 100% Alpaca. The Alpaca fibers used in these Reins are grown on a family ranch in South East Colorado. The Alpacas are shorn each year and the fibers are processed in the U.S. Each piece is hand made by these artists to ensure the quality and craftsmanship of each Rein. These ropes offer the Best Feel & Communication between you and your Horse....Bar None!