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By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

ISBN-10: 1841765759

ISBN-13: 9781841765754

Within the 1840s, gold had formally been stumbled on in California, and lots of males made their manner out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been harmful areas filled with violence and crime. legislation and order was once wanted, and the Vigilante Committee grew to become the 1st geared up deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As a growing number of humans headed out West, and lots of new cities sprang up, a extra reliable procedure of legislations was once wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the conventional frontier lawmen, this e-book discusses the boys that formed legislation and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.

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Roy fo und h im gui lty, in au gurat in g th e popular im age th at he was a "self-appoin ted" judge. In fact, th at was his o nly case with out legal sa nction because , o n Aug us t 2, th e Pecos Co u n ty Co m m issio ners' Co urt form ally appo in ted him justice of th e peace. Saloonkeeper Roy Bean e n te re d history as Judge Roy Bean. Roy did not have a shred of legal training, no r was he interested in acq uiring any. Likewise , no o ne ever acc use d h im of honesty. His ru lings were based o n a feel for th e locale , o n co m mo n sense, and very often on what su ite d his own int erests.

They d etrain ed, and Stillwell was found dead th e next morning. Back in Tombstone, th ey went hunting for Pete Spe nce. H e elude d th em, but th ey did kill th e "Ind ian," wh o was ac tually a Mexican. Then, with J ohnny Behan afte r th em for Stillwell's murder, th ey left for Albuquerque , Ne w Mexico , beyond Arizona jurisdi ction. Wild Bill Hickok 28 Most of th e famous lawm en and gu nfig h ters at so me point In th eir careers seem to have mad e an ap pearance in Kan sas. Ind eed , Wyatt Earp, Will Bill Hi ckok, and Bat Masterson go t th eir start th ere.

Like m ost generalizat io ns, there ofte n were excep tio ns . Tro uble see me d to follow Luk e Short, a sometime cowboy, dispat ch rid er, and d rifter, who decided th e elegan t life of a pro fessional gambler more suited his tastes. He spe n t severa l years ga mbling away his wages, carefully observi ng all th e tools and tricks of th e tra de, so th at by th e late 1870s, he was a house dealer. In 1881, he was dealing at the Orien tal in Tomb ston e, where he got into a d ispute with Charlie Storms, whose re putatio ns as faro dealer an d gu nfigh te r were equally impressive.

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