Against the Odds

Joseph W. Evans was remarkable. In later life, he created a profitable real estate and loan company and became the president of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. But before that, Evans had worked as a successful stagecoach agent, a Wells Fargo operative and a deputy U.S. marshal. He rode in countless posses, made numerous arrests and knew famous lawmen who included Wyatt Earp and Bob Paul.

And he overcame a disability to do all that. In an 1875 shootout in Prescott, Evans lost his left arm. Yet he was still one of the most effective lawmen in Arizona.

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