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Bob Cash
Re: May we rephraze the question?
Mon Jul 23, 2018 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 Wyatt was still hawking Flood's manuscript. To any one who has suffered through those pages it is evident that Flood wrote it as a screenplay. The Flood manuscript names Curly Bill, Ringo, Florentine, Hank Swilling and Frank Stillwell as the assassins and the avenging angel, Wyatt, kills every one of his brother's killers in a nice made for the movies ending. Pete "the one that got away" Spence was a messy dose of reality that messed with that dramatic ending. Purely speculative, but that's what I think.

As to Wyatt's game in Dutch Harbor, according to my source, it was played out of a hotel called Ye Baranhoff Inn, with Wyatt leaving for Nome on the "Alliance" around the first of June, 1900 and turning the game over to partners "Benbrook of Salt Lake City" and "W. A. Freeze of Phoenix" and it is speculated that they will run the game until the "Ohio" sails out.

  • May we rephraze the question?K.t.K., Wed Jul 18 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... more
    • Re: May we rephraze the question? — Bob Cash, Mon Jul 23 19:56
      • 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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