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I saved what you posted.
Mon May 6, 2019 16:12

Try to remember Cash, that you've always been like E. F. Hutton to me.
From one of my six different files on "Black Hills" or "Deadwood," does this sound like you?

"This article was from the January 11, 1959 edition of THE WICHITA FALLS TIMES and was an interview with a James Blair Baker. As it turned out, Wyatt was friends with Baker's father. According to the article, "Baker was born in Leed, South Dakota near Deadwood [sic, Lead which was pronounced as Leed]. His father had known Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. It was this connection with Earp's past that led to the friendship with the Baker family. Mr. and Mrs. Earp visited Baker's father in his Los Angeles office many times with young Baker present.
"...Wyatt Earp was a gentleman personified. He spoke perfect English in a quit voice and seldom spoke of himself. He spoke of what Bat Masterson, Morgan and Virgil Earp and Doc Holliday had done."
Is this the first source to point to a possible Deadwood contemporary."

At the time I had access to a word search engine for Deadwood papers and came up with quite a bunch of different Baker findings, for which I concentrated on the years 1876 to 1878. It was too much to sort through and as I remember you had to pull away from the board for a while and the subject dropped.
I wrote about the most interesting find being about an Ed Baker who received a $3.00 wound when a bullet hit his sack of gold dust inside the Paul Saloon, at Lead. This was in the Daily Times of April 27, 1877, when Wyatt was still in the Hills supposedly.

  • Re: Omaha and crooksBob Cash, Mon May 6 13:42
    In my increasingly thick mist of memory, I seem to remember finding an article about a San Diego or Los Angeles real estate businessman recalling his association with Wyatt Earp while both were in... more
    • I saved what you posted. — K.t.K., Mon May 6 16:12
      • Baker addendumK.t.K., Mon May 6 16:48
        Now I found the remainder of your post, which was to me, dated [Bob Cash - 11/10/2009] I can post it if you want to see how you used to talk when you were young.
        • Please do, young man. (nm)Bob Cash, Mon May 6 20:13
          • conclusionK.t.K., Mon May 6 20:42
            "The father is not named in the article. If he in fact, knew Wild Bill in Deadwood he might be one of the Bakers that you have listed as being there early on. One thing I didn't mention in my post... more
            • Re: conclusionBob Cash, Mon May 6 20:45
              I wrote a lot gooder back then.
              • Actually it was good.K.t.K., Mon May 6 21:06
                Then again, you've always been able to out reason everybody. The hard part is when you won't agree with me.
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