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May we rephraze the question?
Wed Jul 18, 2018 08:17

If Wyatt 'thought' Freeze had anything to do with Morgan Earp's death, my answer would be yes anyway. Its all about money. Eighteen years bygone.

Keeping in mind the big difference between the few active participants in the assassination named in the Inquest, as opposed to the many suspected co-conspirators. If Wyatt and Warren Earp backed off of Pete Spence, an active participant named in the Inquest, as Wyatt admitted to backing off, that tells me enough about his dominant concerns.

Freeze may have been on the other list, but not at the top like John H. Behan was, or near the top like Will McLaury might have been. Doc Holliday put Behan as the top co-conspirator, and after looking into the matter years ago I came to the same conclusion - what with Johnny's elaborate construction of an air-tight alibi.

When considering the remote outpost of Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island, 734 nautical miles south of Nome City, money becomes the focus again. This was the absolute furthermost point of northbound travel that any vessel, sail or steamer, would venture to, until late May.
So, hotel man Charley Parish began installing the Juneau Hotel at Dutch Harbor in April 1900. And we know that Freeze was reported returning up to Nome City from the States in early September 1900.
Now, can you tell how long their "game" lasted at the hotel? Did Wyatt go back up to his multiple saloon business with James Earp et al., at Nome after Freeze arrived? Inquiring minds.

  • W. A. FreezeBob Cash, Tue Jul 17 19:29
    Kenny, if W. A. Freeze had anything to do with Morgan Earp's death, do you think Wyatt would have been in partnership with him in a game run out the a hotel room in Dutch Harbor, Alaska in 1900?
    • May we rephraze the question? — K.t.K., Wed Jul 18 08:17
      • Re: May we rephraze the question?Bob Cash, Mon Jul 23 19:56
        First off, I don't believe Wyatt ever stopped believing Pete Spence was involved. At the time he wrote the letter to Burns stating that he didn't think Pete had anything to do with Morg's killing... more
        • Thanks Bob - appreciate it.K.t.K., Tue Jul 24 14:24
          I'm sure Wyatt liked the idea of partnering with such a successful politician as W. A. Freeze was in Arizona. Before Phoenix Freeze had been associated with Morris Goldwater in Prescott (1890) in the ... more
          • Re: Thanks Bob - appreciate it.Bob Cash, Tue Jul 24 19:23
            The only reason I am not disclosing the source is that, like so many of my "discoveries", on further research I found out another researcher had found this material a year ago and I have not gotten... more
          • Unless it was John H. BenbrookK.t.K., Tue Jul 24 16:06
            He was the Benbrook brother most recently involved in Salt Lake sporting industry. I learn that Freeze actually went up with both Benbrook brothers, together on the steam-ship "Ohio." No mention of... more
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