Old West Outlaws
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Blood on the Green Cloth
The Dodge City gang consisted of men from east of the Pacific Slope, aka Easterners. Wyatt Earp (seated) convinced his Dodge City, Kansas, pards (from left) Doc Holliday, Luke Short, Morgan Earp and Bat Masterson to join him and find their riches in Tombstone as faro dealers.
The Tombstone Street Fight
Photographer C.S. Fly’s boardinghouse and studio are right next door to the empty lot of the shootout, but he missed all the action of the gunfight. The only photo he took of the participants is his famous image of, from left, Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton in their caskets.
Hugh Krampe (aka Hugh O’Brian) reads a bunch of gingerbread to a couple of gullible boomers. For this year’s 140th anniversary of the O.K. Corral fight, I decided to ask all my friends the question we are asking on the cover: Is Wyatt Earp still the hero? Frankly, I was shocked at how many responded, both pro and con, and as Mary Doria Russell dryly notes, we all know the lyrics to the Wyatt Earp theme song.
Bonhams : The Early West: The Collection of Jim and Theresa Earle
Coming to auction on August 27th at Bonhams in Los Angeles is the most iconic treasure of early western history -- the gun Pat Garrett used to kill Billy the Kid. The Early West: The Collection of Jim and Theresa Earle features the most important and well-documented collection of historic firearms belonging to Western Lawmen and Outlaw Legends, with extensive related manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia and Western Art. Browse the sale online and register to bid.
Silver City Shoot-Out
March 10, 1884 After an exercise break, prisoners Frank Taggart, Mitch Lee and Kit Joy overpower two guards at the jail in Silver City, New Mexico, and procure four six-shooters, a Winchester, a double-barreled shotgun, a Bowie knife, gunbelts and about 150 rounds of ammunition.
The Demise of the Wild Bunch
The outlaws took the loot and headed for Fort Worth where they bought expensive suits, silk shirts, and new boots and frolicked in the tenderloin district aptly named “Hell’s Half Acre.” The three fanciest sporting houses and the favorite haunts of the Wild Bunch when they were in Ft Worth were those of Mary Porter, Jessie Reeves and Josie Belmont.