Martin Mrose is best known for being a romantic rival of John Wesley Hardin—and of being killed in El Paso in 1895. But a decade earlier, Mrose had a run-in with another man of infamy.
Mrose was foreman of a Colorado ranch in the summer of 1885. He and some of the boys went to a bar owned and operated by the man who killed Jesse James, Bob Ford. Mrose apparently wasn’t too impressed; he took a run at Ford, who skedaddled as quick as he could.