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Bob Cash
Re: imported fighting men
Tue Aug 7, 2018 15:13

I hesitate to ask this question because it will just encourage you to open your "long shelved Morgan Earp bio" again, rather than spending every waking moment working on getting it published, but here goes. During the Dodge City War several times Luke's enemies referred to him as one who had no roots in Dodge and had taken up residence there for the first time after his Tombstone shoot out with Storms. If this was the case, when do you believe Wyatt and Bat met him for the first time?

  • imported fighting menK.t.K., Tue Aug 7 14:17
    Ben, you've made me open my long-shelved Morgan Earp bio. It seems the Slopers escalated hostilities in early '81 by turning loose a very nasty, homicidal, individual named Henry Newman, aka... more
    • Re: imported fighting men — Bob Cash, Tue Aug 7 15:13
      • Dodge CityK.t.K., Tue Aug 7 17:59
        Wyatt, Morgan and Bat could meet him in Deadwood, 1876. That's when Luke placed himself there, as per Hubert Howe Bancroft dictation. From Deadwood Luke went to Ogallala where he got into trouble... more
        • Furthermore Luke and Bat for Mr. CashK.t.K., Tue Aug 7 20:00
          In April of 1880 Bat had been visiting his good friend Miles Mix at Buena Vista, about 35 miles south of Leadville. Bat then went up to take a look, but had to retreat in response to a mass exodus of ... more
          • Thank you, Kenny. Bob Cash, Wed Aug 8 00:34
            This info certainly connects Luke with Dodge City veterans. Still, given the fairly short amount of time spent in these locations, it is somewhat surprising that Wyatt, Bat, Charlie Bassett and... more
            • Deger the puritanK.t.K., Wed Aug 8 09:21
              I think it was not loyalty to any one person as much as being about principle. And I must qualify such principle from the eyes of a pro gambler. Anything goes in regards making a buck from the saloon ... more
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