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Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:48

Thomas Urquhart and wife met Wyatt and Josie at Rampart in '97. The became close friends. In an interview, Mrs. Urquhart told how hard and uncomfortable conditions were at Rampart on women.
In May 1900, when the Earp couple returned to Cape Nome on the steamer Alliance, Mrs. Urquhart accompanied them from Seattle. Tom evidently had to settle some business affairs, but followed them up soon after.


  • Re: 2nd AveK.t.K., Sat Nov 18 10:39
    Just an opinion, but I think Tom Urquhart was the key ingredient in the partnership with Wyatt Earp. Although it was most savvy to put Wyatt's name foremost on the saloon business, since they were... more
    • As usual...Ben Harleman, Sun Nov 19 19:42
      ...excellent contextual information, so thanks once again for that. From what I know, the numbering on some of the roads in the area were reconfigured way back when, and so the adresses don't always... more
      • BTW, Ben, Wyatt and James Earp...K.t.K., Mon Nov 20 18:09
        ...had previously made a run on Seattle in early 1891, with intentions of open a gambling house. It was a rendezvous of sorts -James coming down from Montana and Wyatt up from California. They were... more
        • Holy ToledoBen Harleman, Mon Nov 20 20:34
          Not a guy to be messed with then. I didn't know Wyatt had been in town before the Alaska venture. I'm curious if you know if Wyatt might have ever visited Yakima? It would be logical since it was the ... more
          • Firstly a correction.K.t.K., Mon Nov 20 21:49
            It was in Tacoma where the Earps arrived in '91, not Seattle. The "Big Four" sporting houses were the Paragon, Comique Theater, National Theater and Warwick gambling house. No doubt the Earps went to ... more
    • Sorry Ben. My bad.K.t.K., Sat Nov 18 12:14
      The source I was using referred to a latter-day address for Tom Urquhart, which was 111 Second Ave. Thankfully I realized I had forgotten a more elaborate file devoted to Seattle itself, rather than... more
      • Re: Sorry Ben. My bad.Ben Harleman, Sun Nov 19 19:43
        Thanks for sharing that article, Kenny. I've never seen that. Definitely bookmarking that in the research folder.
    • addendum — K.t.K., Sat Nov 18 10:48
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