Members of the Dalton Gang, notorious for robbing trains and banks, used their sister’s home as a hideout. This unassuming home of Eva Whipple was built on a hill above a small stream, bordered by cottonwoods. It was an ideal spot to dig an escape tunnel to the barn 95 ft. downhill. This tunnel, which exists today, allowed the Daltons to leave undetected by the law. The Dalton Gang hideout, escape tunnel, and museum are located in Meade on US 54 just 20 miles southwest of Minneola.


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