|Born February 23, 2007
Dam: Stonehenge Silver Stardust
Sire: Cedarranch Iron Steel of Stonehenge
Belle Starr tested
HCM normal at two
and a half years old.
I fell in love with Belle
Starr as a young kitten while visiting Sydney of Stonehenge
Bengals in Tennessee. Her superb profile is not surprising with
Outstanding Sire RW SGC Stonehenge Wurthawate of SnoPride as her
grandsire and F4 Junglebook Silverella of Stonehenge as her
granddam. Belle has haigh contrast, a super soft coat, and very
intriguing jet black markings.
Belle Starr is a very clever
and smart cat! She sees and thinks of things to do that no other
cat has considered! She is a lover too, full of purrs and
Thank you so much, Sydney,
for beautiful Belle Starr!
One of the most infamous
female bandits in the Old West is Belle Starr. Known as The
Bandit Queen, Belle Starr is a woman who made a name for herself
in a man's world. It was unusual for a woman to earn the respect
of the men of her time, but Belle Starr held her own.
"Of all the women of the Cleopatra type, since the
days of the Egyptian queen herself, the universe has
produced none more remarkable than Bella Starr, the
Bandit Queen...She was more amorous than Anthony's
mistress, more relentless than Pharaoh's daughter, and
braver than Joan of Arc...... "
The National Police Gazette
6 months old
Belle Starr was born Myra Belle Shirley on February 5, 1848, in
Belle lived the life of a spoiled, rich girl,
brought up with the
manners and customs of the social elite.
She was a
bright student had a good education, attending the Carthage
in addition to the basics, she was taught music and classical
languages. She developed quite a talent for playing the piano.
She also loved the outdoors and became quite an accomplished
horsewoman and gunslinger.
Belle Starr had a small,
trim, attractive figure and could attract and control men with
her feminine wiles. Her pictures show her wearing the latest
fashions in women's dresses, with broad brimmed hats, and boots.
She also had a quirt attached to her wrist and two six guns
buckled on her waist, which tended to make her stand out in a
15 weeks old
age 16, Belle Shirley became a spy for the Quantrill Band, a
band of outlaws containing the Jameses, the Youngers, the
Reeds, and the Daltons.
visit neighboring ranches after which saddles, bridles,
livestock, or other items disappeared. People believed that
she scouted surrounding ranches for items of value and then
had her band steal them.
She was a connoisseur of fine horses,
which caused her to get into trouble with the authorities on
several occasions. Legends of her banditry include a $7,000
robbery of a saloon at Fort Dodge, Kansas; a Texas bank
robbery netting $30,000; and a Creek Indian robbery also
estimated at $30,000.
Belle Starr was only ever convicted once
and that was for horse theft.
For this, she served nine months of a one year jail
sentence, and was ironically released early for good
6 months old
"After a more adventurous life than generally falls to the
lot of woman, I settled permanently in the Indian Territory,
selecting a place of picturesque beauty on the Canadian
River. There, far from society, I hoped to pass the
remainder of my life in peace and quietude. So long had I
been estranged from the society of women, whom I thoroughly
detest, that I thought I would find it irksome to live in
their midst. So, I selected a place that but few have ever
had the gratification of gossiping around.
5 months old
Belle's husbands and
consorts were men notorious for their crimes. After marrying
the outlaw Sam Starr, her home was said to be a refuge to
outlaws and renegades. Belle is quoted as saying, "I
am a friend to any brave and gallant outlaw."
"Jesse James first came in and remained several weeks. He
was unknown to my husband, who never knew until long
afterward, that our home had been honored by Jesse's
presence. I introduced Jesse as one Mr. Williams from Texas.
...... The best people in the country are my friends. I have
considerable ignorance to cope with, consequently, my
troubles originate mostly in that quarter. Surrounded by a
low down class of shoddy whites, who have made the Indian
country their home to evade paying tax on their dogs, and,
who I will not permit to hunt on my premises, I am the
constant theme of their slanderous tongues. In all the
world, there is no woman more peaceably inclined than I."
15 weeks old
Allegedly shot by her brother,
Belle was buried beneath a fancy tombstone, with a poem that
"Shed not for the bitter tear,
Nor give the heart to vain regret.
'Tis but the casket that lies here,
The gem that filled it sparkles yet."
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