Bat Masterson
Shooting Back

Shooting Back

Our readers remind us of the variables and vagaries of historic truths, “well-established” facts, headlines and historical photographs. The Oklahoma...

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Battle of the Plaza

Battle of the Plaza

Bat Masterson vs. Peacock & Updegraff Things Go Lickety-Bang! Bullets Careen into the Long Branch   Traveling mostly by rail, Bat Masterson...

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Bat Masterson

Bat Masterson

The deadly and dangerous life of the man who invented Wyatt Earp. Thanks to a 1960s television show starring Gene Barry, Bat Masterson was called a...

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Gunpowder and Smoke

Gunpowder and Smoke

The West was immense, and frontier law enforcement sparse.  Wise individuals carried firearms and knew how to use them. Some men and women became...

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Ditch the Derby

Ditch the Derby

One of the problems Bat Masterson has in terms of his Old West legend is he is typecast as a city slicker, always wearing a derby. But the real Bat...

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Lay Lady Gay

Lay Lady Gay

January 24, 1876 | Bat Masterson vs. Melvin King Mollie Protects Her Man Three Different Versions of the Fight Fresh off the killing fields, some...

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Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

OLD VAQUERO SAYING "The wages of sin are unreported." QUOTES "The truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent." -William...

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The Top Dog

The Top Dog

James H. Kelley was a force in Dodge City. James H. “Dog” Kelley was a key player in Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870s. The English-native came to...

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