By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook
Within the 1840s, gold had formally been came across in California, and lots of males made their manner out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been harmful locations filled with violence and crime. legislations and order was once wanted, and the Vigilante Committee grew to become the 1st prepared deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As increasingly more humans headed out West, and plenty of new cities sprang up, a extra professional method of legislations used to be wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the conventional frontier lawmen, this ebook discusses the boys that formed legislation and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.
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The saloo ns and bordellos co n tin ued th eir thriving busin ess on Texas Street, but th e days of random gu n play seem ed past. On November 2, 1870 , Smith and Deputy Sh eriff J am es McDonald went to Andrew McConnell's farm to arres t him for killing a man who had driven cattle across his land and ruin ed hi s co rn crop. McConnell and a n eighbor, Moses Miles, were ch op ping wood when th e lawm en arrived, and tri ed to flee into McConnell's dugout cabin . They cu t off Miles, but McConnell mad e it insid e and bolted th e door.
Leavin g Springfield, Hi ckok served as d eputy marsh al at Fort Riley, Kansas, and th en as an army sco ut. T he yea r 1869 fo u nd him at Hays, Kansas , where h e became city marsh al. Within a year, howeve r, he was involved in at least six saloon killings, fo ur in volvin g so ld ie rs fro m nearby Fort Hays. Lt. Ge n . Philip H . Sheridan ordered hi s arrest, an d Wild Bill h astily de parted. After a bri ef, lackluster stin t in a Wild West sho w, Hickok re turned to Kansas, where h e becam e town marsh al of Abile ne, a no n-mil itary town ou tside Sheridan 's jurisdi ction.
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American Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930 (Elite) by Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook