Thanks. I remember seeing reference to this report in Gary’s book. As best I can tell, not having seen the report itself, this indicates that Dake was channeling funds to Wyatt through Wells Fargo, indicating tacit approval and assistance on his part but not direct federal funding through the US Marshals Service.
On a side note, the US Marshals Service website claims that the Earps and Holliday were acting to protect law and order as US Marshals in 1882 in a gunfight at OK Corral. The 1882 date indicates the period of the vendetta ride rather than the street fight, but the website date would seem to be a rather general statement.
Right now I am in the process of packing all of our household belongings for an upcoming move to Jonesboro, Ark., so the evidence I am referring to is packed away in a box. However, it is well-known... more
Was a special Federal investigator that looked into Dake's accounts. Dake at one time had purchased land with 22 thousand in cash. In some accounts it says Dake blamed Earp for embezzling funds and... more