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Lawmen in the Wild West – Rules and Regulations

The first set of rules for western lawmen was put in writing in 1882, by David Cook, in his book Hands Up! or Twenty Years of Detective Life in the Mountains and on the Plains. These were: Never hit a prisoner over the head with your pistol. You may need it later and find it… Continue reading Lawmen in the Wild West – Rules and Regulations

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California Rangers

The Need for Rangers Back in the 1850s, California was swept with a gust of crime and killings perpetrated by not only the infamous “Five Joaquins” gang, but also other bandits following the newly discovered gold-mining potential in California. People from around the globe were immigrating and settling down in California to try their luck… Continue reading California Rangers