"Texas, by God"
and the
Ben Harleman
Wayne Short
Sun Jun 9, 2019 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 have any thoughts on it? I haven't bought or read it yet because I wasn't sure about it but figure I'd eventually do so just because I like to be thorough, but as yet I haven't made it a priority. Any thoughts?


  • 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
    • 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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