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An Old Lawdog On The Hunt
Wyatt Earp picked up a gun again at age 62.
Political Shenanigans In San Simon
The political election for Sheriff of PimaCounty in 1880...
Riverside Station Stagecoach Robbery
On August 10th, 1883 the Florence-Globe Stagecoach was robbed at the remote Riverside Station on the Gila River by the Red Jack Almer gang...
Without having to touch a pick, gold pan, cradle or a shovel, Alexander Todd struck paydirt...
Jake Snively is relatively unknown in Arizona history today but for a time he was one of its most important citizens...
Gunfight At Big Hat Arizona
Fact or fiction?
Roughing It Royalty Style
In the early 1850’s Sir George Gore, a British nobleman, bestowed with enormous wealth and a thirst for adventure, decided to go on a hunting expedition in the wild American West...
Lawmen And The Role Of The Bondsman
What was the role of the bondsman with an elected sheriff?
Smallpox Epidemic Of 1837
Smallpox was the scourge of the West, especially to the Indians. They called it “Rotting face” for the pustules that broke out on the skin.
Although 'Gunsmoke' was my favorite, every time I watch or listen to an episode on both radio and TV and the narrator refers to him as a U.S. Marshal, I wince...
What Were Hotels In The Old West Like?
They varied widely from flea and bedbug-infested abodes to elaborate...
They Called Him Wild Bill
Wild Bill Hickok was arguably the greatest shootist of them all. Wild Bill's other hobby was gambling, although his hand at cards wasn't nearly as skillful as his prowess with his 1851 Navy Colt’s.