The November 2012 line-up:
Bill Tilghman – At the age of 71, the last active Old West sheriff was killed, but not by a bank robber or cattle thief.
Bummer – For four years, Bummer and his friend Lazarus were the talk of San Francisco. They were dogs…real dogs.
Thomas J. Smith – Marshall Smith tamed Abilene, Kansas without even using a gun. The way he did it is interesting.
Ned Christie – The posse trying to arrest Christie used as much armament as used in a major battle. But Christie stuck it out to the end.
XIT Ranch – The XIT Ranch, or Ten In Texas Ranch “was like a farmer in Massachusetts turning out a cow to graze and finding her months later in Delaware.”
Sioux Hanging – 300 Sioux were sentenced to be hanged for atrocities to whites. But, President Lincoln stepped in before the hanging.
Daniel Steel Killed – We’ve all had a bad meal at a restaurant. I doubt that any of us have done what Jack Carr did because of the bad meal. He killed the restaurant owner.
Doc Holliday – Doc Holliday went to his grave unable to accomplish the one thing he wanted to do all his adult life, die in a gun fight.
Russian Bill – William Rogers Tattenborn, also known as Russian Bill, was “A darn nuisance”. And it cost him his life, at the end of a rope.
Index Newspaper – Frontier newspapers were unique. But none was as unique as the Index Newspaper with its 25 different locations.
James East – As a young cowboy James joined a posse that eventually captured Billy The Kid. This experience resulted in his spending the remaining fifty years of his life as a lawman.
Thomas Carson – As a lawman Thomas was a bully. The people of Kansas couldn’t take him, but it was different for the people of Texas.
Harvey Whitehill – Sheriff Whitehill wasn’t above deceiving outlaws in order to get convictions.
Custer Court-Martialed – George Custer always seemed to live on the edge. In 1867, he stepped over it, and was court-martialed on eight counts.
Montana Lynch Law – Montana was known for its lynching. Helena had one in 1877 that was well documented.
The Diamond Hoax – At the time of the California gold rush there were a number of get-rich-quick hoaxes. But none better than the one put together by two Kentucky cousins.
Old West Forensics – They even used forensics in the Old West. I’m sure no modern lawman has resorted to the method used in this story.
Lindsey Applegate – One of the good Indian Agents, Applegate tried to get two rival tribes to live together. But it wasn’t to be.
Jim Beckwourth – We’ve all been in situations that we’ve wondered how we got there. This one affected Beckwourth so much that he turned his back on white society.
Sand Creek Massacre I & II – One man’s political ambitions led to one of the most atrocious Indian massacres.
Even Outlaws Vote – We don’t think of outlaws as being democratic. But a vote was taken during Butch Cassidy’s first train robbery. (The picture above is of Butch Cassidy.)
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