Bat Masterson

Bat Masterson

Soon, the guns of Bat and Peacock fell silent as their hammers fell on empty cylinders. ... CityBlade commented sarcastically a few days later: “It costs $8.00 toshoot a man throughthe lung in Dodge City—such was Bat Masterson'sfine.

Author: Robert K. DeArment

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186986

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 456

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The colorful figures of the western American frontier, the Indian fighters, the mountain men, the outlaws, and the lawmen, have been romanticized for more than a hundred years by writers who found it easier to invent history than the research it. "Bat" Masterson was one such character who cast a long shadow across the pages of western history as it has been routinely depicted. "A legend in his own time," he was called in a television series produced in the 1960's. A legend he has become—one firmly fixed in the popular imagination. But in his own time W.B. Masterson was a man, a less-than-perfect creature subject to the same temptations and vices as his fellows, albeit one who, through circumstance and inclination, led an exciting life in an exciting time and place. As buffalo hunter, army scout, peace officer, professional gambler, sportsman, promoter, and newspaperman, Masterson's career was stormy and eventful. Surprising to many readers will be the account of Masterson's career after his peace officer days, during his employment as a sports writer and columnist. The gun-toting western peace officer reputed to have killed more men than Billy the Kid (not so, says DeArment) spent his last years happily in New York City, writing for a nationally known newspaper. This book, the product of more than twenty years of research, separates fact from fiction to extricate the story of his life from the legend that has enmeshed it. It is the most complete biography of Bat Masterson ever written.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson

Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson

Author: Bill Markley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493035687

Category: History

Page: 240

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Which lawman did the most to tame the frontier, Bat Masterson or Wyatt Earp? Neither of them was a saint. At times their actions were not in compliance with the law, and they only served as peace officers for limited portions of their lives. What sets them apart from the thousands of sheriffs and marshals who served on America’s frontier? Did they make more arrests than others? Did they kill large numbers of men? Did they lead adventurous lives? Was it their character? Was there just the right ring to their names that led people to remember them? Did they get the right publicity at the right time? Did they just outlive all the others? Or was it a combination of these factors? This joint biography reveals the intersection of their legacies and attempts to answer the questions about their place in the story of the West. .
Categories: History

The History of Winchester Firearms 1866 1992

The History of Winchester Firearms 1866 1992

BAT MASTERSON COMMEMORATIVE CARBINE JMI 222. BAT MASTERSON COMMEMORATIVE CARBINE MODEL 94 ( 1980 ) In 1980 , Winchester introduced the Bat Masterson Commemorative Carbine in honor of one of the most famous lawmen of the early West .

Author: Thomas Henshaw

Publisher: Academic Learning Company LLC

ISBN: 0832905038

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 268

View: 990

This new edition which updates the book through 1992 includes sections on the Model 101 O / U Rifle and O / U Rifle Shotgun models plus the Model 94. It also includes 22 new commemorative models.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Why the West Was Wild

Why the West Was Wild

B. W. MASTERSON . Bat made the social columns too . The Democrat , July 5 , 1884 , included a short item : " Olney Newell , of the Trinidad News , and his two children , were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bat Masterson .

Author: Nyle H. Miller

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806135301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 685

View: 553

"... collection of material" from "newspapers, legal records, letters, and diaries, contemporary" sources. Includes material on "Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson, and Doc Holliday, and such locales as Abilene, Wichita, Caldwell, and Dodge City"--Back cover.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Field Stream

Field   Stream

The gun brought more than a thousand times its original cost, and will probably bring more if sold again, because it once belonged to a gent named William Barclay Masterson. You know old WBM, of course? Bat Masterson?

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Page: 160

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FIELD & STREAM, America’s largest outdoor sports magazine, celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography, and sound advice while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations.
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The Encyclopedia of Lawmen Outlaws and Gunfighters

The Encyclopedia of Lawmen  Outlaws  and Gunfighters

On the day before Bat Masterson became sheriff of Ford County, a resident named Bob Shaw accused a local citizen named Texas Dick of stealing $40. Ed Masterson arrived at the Lone Star Saloon and asked for Shaw's gun; Shaw refused to ...

Author: Leon Claire Metz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438130217

Category: Outlaws

Page: 321

View: 609

An illustrated encyclopedia with over five hundred entries that profile the men, women, key events and locations associated with lawlessness and law enforcement in the Old West.
Categories: Outlaws

The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter

Bat Masterson , in his youthful years , enjoyed the company of prostitutes , and at one time is supposed to have vied with Sergeant Melvin A. King , of the United States Cavalry , for the affections of Molly Brennan , a saloon girl in ...

Author: Joseph G. Rosa

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806115610

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 147

Introduces some of the gunfighting legends of the West, both criminals and law officials, and attempts to explore the realism of accounts of their feats
Categories: History

Deadly Dozen

Deadly Dozen

Goodell's friends , the Masterson brothers , were the law in Dodge . Bat was sheriff of vast Ford County , headquartered in the town , Ed was city marshal , and young Jim took temporary appointments from his older brothers as deputy ...

Author: Robert K. DeArment

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 080613559X

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 265

TWELVE FORGOTTEN GUNFIGHTERS OF THE OLD WEST. THE COMBINED STORIES OF 'DEADLY DOZEN' OFFER AN INTENSIVE LOOK INTO THE LIVES OF IMPOSING FIGURES WHO IN THEIR OWN WAYS SHAPED THE LEGENDARY OLD WEST.
Categories: History

Historical Atlas of the Outlaw West

Historical Atlas of the Outlaw West

Creede : Bat Masterson helped keep the lid on in the early nineties ; Bob Ford was killed here in 1892. Delta : Scene of the McCarty gang's disastrous bank robbery in 1893. Denver : Base of Dave Cook's Rocky Mountain Detective ...

Author: Richard M. Patterson

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 0933472897

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 194

Offers a state-by-state description of historic sites and Western museums, and tells the stories of outlaws, gunfighters, and lawmen
Categories: History

Thunder over the Prairie

Thunder over the Prairie

3 Tefertiller, Wyatt Earp, 5; DeArment, Bat Masterson, 19. 4 DeArment, Bat Masterson, 63. 5 Roberts, "Bat Masterson and the Sweetwater Shootout," 18. 6 Miller and Snell, Great Gunfighters, 193. 7 DeArment, Bat Masterson, 10.

Author: Chris Enss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762755950

Category: History

Page: 168

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Dora Hand was in a deep sleep. Her bare legs were exposed despite her thick blankets, and a mass of long, auburn hair stretched over her pillow and flowed off the side of her flimsy mattress. A framed, charcoal portrait of an elderly couple hung above her bed on the faded wallpaper and kept company with her slumber.
Categories: History