She was a schoolteacher. A pretty brunette who graduated from college in 1872 with a degree in literature and science. She came from a well-respected family and she could have married well. Yet, Ann Ralston eloped with one of the most-wanted outlaws in
He was not a handsome man and he shunned the publicity showered on him. Bookish, he was an avid reader and he could quote Shakespeare at will. It was said he always had novels with him. Even when he was busy outrunning a posse, his saddlebags contained books. Is it any wonder Alexander Franklin James fell for a girl with a degree in literature?