This book contains 35 historically true stories of the Old West. Read of Americas first September 11 disaster when more than 120 American white men, women and children were massacred by white American men. This occurred exactly 144 years before the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania disaster. Legal hangings and Vigilante lynchings in the new Montana Territory gold fields are featured. The tales of six good, bad, and ugly women of the Old West lets the reader decide which is which. You will find accounts of men who were lawmen, men who were outlaws and were both at the same time. Believe it or not there were many Mormon outlaws, and six of their stories are told including three who went straight and didn’t die with their boots on.
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Within the pages of this volume you will find 28 stories from chronicles of Old West history. My editor says this is my best book so far, and I know my wife would be completely objective.
As always, you will become familiar with a few people and one town that you are probably not familiar with, but I think you will find interesting. Six of the stories are about ladies and one about a family who operated an inn and murdered the guests. One lady was the only lady ever lynched in Wyoming which helped start a range war. Another lady killed her live-in lover on the streets of Tombstone. Ladies in the Old West had to be strong.
Pistol Pete may stretch the truth as not all of his claims have been validated. He is a real and an interesting bit of history. At age eight he witnessed six men murder his father. By seventeen he killed five of them. Someone else killed the other one just before he got to him. He became, and still is, the mascot for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys. He is also the mascot for the University of Wyoming Cowboys and the New Mexico State University Aggies. At the age of 95 he was demonstrating his fast draw to a class of OSU students and accidently fired a round into the wall of the Student Union Varsity Room. Today a plaque marks the place on the wall.
Isaac C. Parker is famous as the “Hanging Judge” and his hangman, George Maledon” is known as the “Prince of Hangmen for hanging more men than any other executioner of the era.
You will read of one Indian Chief murdering another and the Supreme Court decision that changed jurisdiction on Indian reservations. You will learn of a duel between a Chief Justice California Supreme Court and a U.S. Senator.
You will read of men that were lawmen who turned outlaw and outlaws that turned lawmen and occasionally were both at the same time. You will enjoy stories of lynchings and legal hangings.
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Volume Two very closely follows the format established in Volume One of Tombstone By Tombstone: Here Lies the Old West, except that Volume Two has lengthier and more detailed stories, but fewer of them.
Once again we have some of the famous, infamous and some that certainly are not household names. There are stories on two of Wyatt Earp’s brothers, but not on Wyatt. He does get frequent mention as there is a story about a fellow who rode with him and a fellow who did not.
The ladies get good coverage again this time. There are five women of the Old West and only one of them could be considered a “Lady of the Evening,” and after she quit running with the Wild Bunch she seems to have given up that life. Another lady was inadvertently shot in her sleep and the posse that chased the killer was composed of some the most famous lawmen of the Old West.
There is a story of a western Indian who was sent east and an eastern Indian who was sent west. And there is a story about the boy that Geronimo missed when he attacked and destroyed the other members of his family. And because he missed, the boy celebrated his 107th birthday. There is a story about one very bad Indian outlaw and one Indian that rode with Geronimo and wrote his own autobiography.
Did you know there was a fellow that fought the Yankees in the War of Northern Aggression and after the war was over received a Medal of Honor fighting with the US Army? Were you aware that one Medal of Honor recipient shot and killed another MOH recipient?
Everyone knows who James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok is, but other than Old West buffs, how many know the name Davis Tutt? Some may be surprised to learn that the Gunfight Close to the OK Corral was not the bloodiest in Arizona history and the bloodiest didn’t happen until after the beginning of WWI, and that was still the Wild West here in Arizona. There are four of the meanest killers that ever roamed the southwest and some of the best lawmen ever assigned to catch them. Blacks, whites, Indians, Mexicans, outlaws, in-laws, ladies and whores, are all covered here and everybody will find something that they did not know before reading these stories.
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Within this book you will find stories of the real Old West...THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE UGLY. These are interesting stories of folks that you may or may not have heard of previously. Elmer McCurdy was killed by a posse and then spent 66 years touring the country before he was buried. Three ladies were kidnapped by Indians; one made a harrowing escape; one was killed and mutilated; one died of a broken heart when she was rescued and prevented from returning to her adopted tribe.
"Big Nose" Kate set a town on fire to help her man escape the law. One young sheepherder was murdered by two brothers and ended up buried next to one of them. Deputy Elfego Baca had as many as 4000 rounds fired at him by 100 cowboys and was unharmed, not so the cowboys.
Montana vigilantes hanged five men at the same time from a rafter in a drug store. Thornburgh, the Wonder Dog, was far more than just the pet of Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Alfred Packer may or may not have murdered the rest of his party, but he did eat them. These are a few of the fascinating stories you will find inside this book. A selection of these stories is available through the links to whet your appetite for the book.
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These are stories of people and events during the Civil War in the United States. Included are stories of some famous people, like Stonewall Jackson and General Dan Sickles, and some that are not household names, like Jack Hinson and James Hanger.
Some of these stories are about Yankees and some are about Rebels. Some stories are about famous battles, like Chancellorsville and some not so famous like the Battle of Nueces.
Actual letters and reports from the men in battle are presented in their entirety preserving the original misspelling and punctuation errors. Bushwhackers like "Bloody Bill Anderson," Jayhawkers like "Doc Jennison, officers that murdered other officers, and adulterous officers on both sides and the tragic consequences that resulted. The tragic massacres at Lawrence, Kansas and Centralia, Missouri, committed by Confederate sympathizers are told.
A story about the only Native American General in the Civil War and how he was the last man to surrender his troops. Male and female abolitionists and a female Confederate spy are related in interesting stories. The story of the first woman to be hung by the US Government is told. There are other interesting stories and interesting tidbits from the war.
Because of two great grandfathers serving the Confederate cause there is an admitted loyalty to the side they fought for. Two of the gentlemen were in the Army and were wounded, one was in the Navy and was held as a Prisoner of War at Point Lookout, Maryland. All three survived the war and are buried in Arkansas, my home state.
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