Randolph W. Farmer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 05:41

Interesting thought Bob - that the sheriffs deputy supposedly telling that story to the reporter would have designated a lawyer as Curly Bills second in command (lieutenant).

The deputy telling this tale worked for Harvey Whitehill, who was close to Curly Bill, as I discussed in my book. Whitehill’s biographer told me that the sheriffs closeness to Curly Bill was a concern. Whitehill seemed to get a very fast start in the cattle business.

Also in my book I noted that Sheriff Whitehill seemed to turn the other way when horse thief “Bill Smith” rode thru his jurisdiction. Smith was an alias used by Curly.

  • Re: Yes Bob - Smyth and PriceBob Cash., Thu Aug 15 21:40
    Thank you, Robert. As Woody Guthrie said, "Some people rob you wit a six-gun, others with a fountain pen", but it's hard to imagine mixing up cowboy John Ringo with lawyer John Price. Maybe the... more
    • Not a Law FirmRobert Buckley, Fri Aug 16 06:12
      The Firm of Smyth,Long and Price sold general merchandise and mining supplies. In the newspapers they were referred to as the “Firm” of Smyth , Long and Price .... So basically a General Store with a ... more
    • @Bob — Randolph W. Farmer, Fri Aug 16 05:41
      • Curly Bill and Harvey WhitehillLynn R. Bailey, Sat Aug 17 13:09
        Randy: You are right. William Graham (aka Curly Bill) had a close relationship with Harvey Whitehill, spanning years. Graham’s 1885 move to Apache County was interrupted by a letter from old friend... more
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