American Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930 (Elite) by Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

Within the 1840s, gold had formally been stumbled on in California, and plenty of males made their manner out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been risky locations choked with violence and crime. legislations and order was once wanted, and the Vigilante Committee grew to become the 1st equipped deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As a growing number of humans headed out West, and plenty of new cities sprang up, a extra respectable process of legislation was once wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the conventional frontier lawmen, this e-book discusses the boys that formed legislations and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.

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An o the r tim e , he load ed hi s gu n with blanks, jumped up on th e stage of an Aus tin variety h ouse , and em p tied it at th e aud ience, to see how much o f a sta m pe de for th e ex its he co uld ca use . In cid en ts like this gave him an undeserved reputati on as a first-rat e gu nslinger. Bu t wh ile Thompson co uld be d an ge rous, he was not in volved in n earl y the number of shoo tings fo r wh ich h e has been cred ite d, eve n if his good frie nd Bat Masterson ra te d him as th e best.

After se rving as a scout for the army during th e war, Masterson moved to Mob eeti e , in th e Texas Panhandle. On J an uary 24, 1876 , how ever, he was in a tryst with a dance hall girl named Molli e Brennan aft er hours at the Lad y Gay d an cehall, when Sgt. Melvin A. King, from n earby Fort Elliott, burst in on ' them. Loaded with bad whisky, and with hi s own d esigns on Molli e , King began blazing away with his service revolver. A bullet went through Mollie and penetrated Bat 's pelvis.

Ge nerally, th e most serious problems were disputes be tween individuals, wh ich were se tt led wh en each side presented his case to th e co u nc il of ch iefs wh ich would re n der a decision. Theft was almost unknown . H omicid es mi ght be yea rs ap art , and ge nera lly involved alco hol o r a woman . Among th e Western Sio ux, a sim ilar syste m ex isted whereby th e individu al co nd uc ted himself accord ing to th e need s of the cam p as a 47 48 whole , and thi s syste m was rigidl y enforced by th e warrior socie ties.

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