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Earp Comes to Dodge

Earp Comes to Dodge

But he didn’t really build his legend there… May 19, 1876 (or thereabouts). Wyatt Earp is appointed deputy marshal of Dodge City, Kansas.  In late...

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Bleeding Kansas

Bleeding Kansas

The sacking of Lawrence helped lead to the Civil War. May 21, 1856. Some 800 pro-slavery men sacked the free-state town of Lawrence, Kansas. Two...

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The Big Payday

The Big Payday

The Reno Gang struck it rich in train robbery. May 22, 1868. Outlaw Frank Reno leads a group of men to rob an Ohio & Mississippi train at...

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Labor Goes to War

Labor Goes to War

A new group becomes militant. May 15, 1893. The Western Federation of Miners (WFM) is formed. It's in direct response to a labor action in Coeur...

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Earp Comes to Dodge

Earp Goes to Dodge

Earp Goes to Dodge…and puts on a badge. May 19, 1876 (or thereabouts). Wyatt Earp is appointed deputy marshal of Dodge City, Kansas. Over the next...

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