A Shootout Over Eggs?

shakespeare-nm-statford-hotel-blogIn the Old West, all things were possible.

Shakespeare, NM, 1879. Ross Woods got the last breakfast eggs at the Stratford Hotel restaurant. Bean Belly Smith (you can’t make that up) was angry that the kitchen had run out, and maybe that Woods had been fooling around with Mrs. Bean Belly.

The two men argued and went for their guns. Woods missed; Smith didn’t.

At least Woods had a last meal. And a place in the Shakespeare Cemetery.

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