How we arrive at determining what statements can be attributed to Wyatt and how truthful they are. Would the writer put in that "Frank yelled out when first hit" or was that something Wyatt related.
The scenario that Wyatt states Tom was firing under the horse and and struck Morgan in the shoulder blade, doesn't seem like general knowledge by the writer?
The details and observations about Doc seem to be from a person that may have known Doc's behavior personally. That Doc was more upset over the treachery of Ike turning in their associates. That Ike's drunkness unraveled the whole deal and started the steps to the confrontation?
Finally, the telegram that Wyatt sent to verify the dead or alive for the reward. Would Wyatt have been able to get a message to Wells Fargo by some other means than going through Williams? Could he have gone to Benson or Tucson or anywhere else and received confirmation without involving a local person? Is this stupidity on Wyatt's part and not taking care of the little details? He had to know that Williams would have the information and use it whatever way he chose, especially if he was known to drink heavily? Curious.
I'm not suggesting that Wyatt was not interviewed or otherwise participated in the development of the articles. It is obvious that he did. What we don't know is how much editorial control he had over ... more
Wyatt pretty consistently said that Tom fired from behind the horse (over its back or under its neck), so we can pretty well conclude that Wyatt said that. You can see similar patterns in other... more
Thanks for the insight. I believe I have been looking at the information with a very suspicious eye and maybe over thinking some aspects. Some of the information seems straight forward and it just... more
Very interesting Chris, as I am trying to become more neutral in my approach without supporting evidence. That being said there are a number of things in this Tombstone story that really don't make... more
The underlying factors are less amenable to positive verification. That is the level at which the inquiry becomes abstract and most people are left behind. For example, look at the vast majority of... more