Robert Ford True West
Robert Ford

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.

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