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Jerked to Jesus
Albuquerque’s first town marshal met his maker on an unusual gallows.
Mystery Man Identified
The story of the man in an 1886 Tombstone portrait sold with “Buckskin Frank” Leslie’s belt.
William A. Mills
The Lawful Breed
Joseph Hardin Clements, cousin to a notorious gunfighter, looked tough, but preferred peace.
C.S. Fly’s industrious wife saved historical views of Territorial Arizona from going up in flames.
Sheriff With a Deadly Addiction
An Arizona Territory lawman with a penchant for gambling and opium, Frank Wattron crashed and burned.
Sold Off By Her Father
Polly Bemis left her China homeland a captive, yet found respect in the Idaho gold fields.
A Mapmaker’s Tragic End
Gouverneur Warren made the first reliable and comprehensive map of the U.S. west of the Mississippi.
Emperor of the United States
Joshua Abraham Norton turned his lost fortune into an imperial legacy.
Yellowstone’s Early Explorer
Charles W. Cook’s ties to America’s first national park was almost entirely lost in flames.
Kim Allen Scott
Big Wheel on the River
The man who taught Mark Twain how to pilot a steamboat built a northwestern empire.