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Bat Masterson – Wild West Gunslinger

Bartholomew ‘Bat’ Masterson was born on November 26, 1853 and became one of the most famous lawmen of the late 19th and early 20th century. Masterson left the family farm as a teenage with the intention of hunting buffalo on The Great Plains. In June 1874, he became one of 28 hunters who were forced… Continue reading Bat Masterson – Wild West Gunslinger

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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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Wyatt Earp – Legendary Gunslinger and Lawman

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp has remained one of the most well-known lawmen from the Wild West. During his career, Earp served as Pima County Deputy Sheriff and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona. He also played a key role in one of the most famous gunfights of all time, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,… Continue reading Wyatt Earp – Legendary Gunslinger and Lawman

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The Gunfight at the OK Corral

Introduction The shootout at the OK Corral has now become an historic incident of the Wild West. This shootout is a perfect tale of robbers and cops in the Wild West. It is an incident when the Lawman Wyatt Earp, his great friend Doc Holliday and his brothers Virgil and Morgan went against a group… Continue reading The Gunfight at the OK Corral

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Famous Lawmen in Western History

The era of the Wild West is remembered in part for the numerous outlaws that plagued the towns . Although less of them are idolised, there were brave lawmen that were responsible for the downfall of many of these criminals. These included: Pat Garrett The legendary Patrick ‘Pat’ Garrett started his career as Lincoln County… Continue reading Famous Lawmen in Western History

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Famous Outlaws – Wild West Gunslingers

The Wild West was a time of madness and mayhem. Outlaws earned respect because of their fearless, and often cruel, ways. Many of them managed to evade officials for years, and their legacies have lived on in the forms of books and films. Some of these western criminal include: Billy the Kid The name given… Continue reading Famous Outlaws – Wild West Gunslingers