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Re: Luke Short
Thu Jun 6, 2019 21:25

Boy I sure am glad to get some more insight to the Buena Vista chapter, even if it was a relatively short one. Do you know how long it was that he was there before he headed to K.C.?

Great stuff about Miles Mix. Was it Bat & Miles then that were 2 of the "men with long-barrelled colts drawn"? Would Short have been a part of this at the time?

And I'm assuming Luke Short's "other guy" came out the winner? Any significance to who these friends were? I can see why whenever you research something it keeps on expanding into new areas... it's the same whenever you share these stories, there's always more to ask & learn!


  • Re: Luke ShortK.t.K., Tue Jun 4 18:13
    I fleshed out the Buena Vista story in a biography I compiled on Miles Mix. He was a very close friend of Bat Masterson and a fellow Dodge City alumni. Mix is on the census as Town Marshal at Buena... more
    • Re: Luke Short — Anonymous, Thu Jun 6 21:25
      • Long-barrelled ColtsK.t.K., Sat Jun 8 04:51
        I am assuming Bat was backing the play of new Town Marshal Mix. Although Bat was known to favor a Colts with four or five-inch barrel. My 1880 chronology on Luke Short jumps from June 1st Census at... more
        • Wayne ShortBen Harleman, Sun Jun 9 02:04
          As I mentioned, I noted your dissatisfaction with the Parsons & DeMattos book on Luke Short, I had a couple of small issues with it myself, but I'm curious about Wayne Short's book on Luke. Do you... more
        • K.C. Tombstone, Dodge, DeadwoodBen Harleman, Sun Jun 9 01:28
          Hah, gotta admire the man from Texas! So I knew of Short in Buena Vista, but thought it was a pass through (glad to get that knew info from you) and I knew of his arrest in KC and three days in jail... more
          • Luke at DeadwoodK.t.K., Sun Jun 9 11:27
            According to his own dictation. Luke Short said he moved on from Texas to see "The Black Hills in 1876." In 1877 he left there for Ogallala, Nebraska, knowing it was one of the largest shipping... more
            • Re: Luke at DeadwoodBob Cash, Mon Jun 17 00:07
              Also, I believe that in one of the telegrams from the Webster-Hinkle faction to the governor during the Dodge City War it is pointed out that Luke had no history in the city before arriving in 1881.
              • Re: Luke at DeadwoodBen Harleman, Tue Jun 18 23:40
                Thanks Bob & Kenny (a week later). It is very interesting as you both point out, that he doesn't even include himself there. Could Luke's presence have been included by Lake, possibly looking to... more
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