In 1880s Tombstone, the Police Gazette reported a rivalry between gamblers: West Coast card sharps, called “Slopers,” competed with gamblers east of the continental divide, who were called “Easterners.” The “slope” refers to the western slope of the continental divide. The Dodge City Gang, which consisted of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Luke Short and Bat Masterson were of the Easterner persuasion.
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- Lost in the Wilderness
- Marshal Harvey Whitehill
- Crossroads of the West
- Fred Harvey Days
- Ghosts Going Gangbusters?
- John Hance, Grand Canyon’s Windjammer
- The Slopers
- My family connections include John Wesley Hardin and Clay Allison, both of whom had Tennessee ancestors. Did the outlaws ever meet?
- Big Wheel on the River
- Hot Times in Hillside Boom Towns
- Tombstone Jackpot
- Unsung Hero?
- A Western Life Well Lived
- The Loomis Gang
- Broken Lance
- Burt Alvord’s Train Robbing Posse
- Can a person ride his horse to death?
- The Fix
- Big Jim French
- A Barn Worth Saving
- Tom Horn, Roper Extraordinaire
- The Shoot Out in Holbrook
- A Defiant Outlaw-Hero Ballad
- Did American Indians have some version of bathrooms or latrines?
- What History Has Taught Me
- Eating Out
- On the Trail of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company
- What is the Hole-in-the-Wall Pass in Wyoming?
- Western Events for September 2016
- Did the Wild West era have any famous deaf people?
- The Shoots Far Gun
- Jesse James Tastes Blood
- What can you tell me about Jack Slade’s wife?