“SHOWDOWN AT BLAZER’S MILL”

BUCKSHOT ROBERTS

— BUCKSHOT ROBERTS’ LAST STAND — Buffalo hunter Andrew L. “Buckshot” Roberts rode his mule into Blazer’s Mill in Lincoln County, New Mexico, on a Thursday afternoon and made his way to the post office to pick up a check for the sale of his ranch.

Earlier the same day,  a heavily armed band of gunmen known as Regulators arrived in town and stopped to eat at a local restaurant.

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“THE REGULATOR”

JOSIAH "DOC" SCURLOCK

— A DANGEROUS LIFE — The two men playing cards in a Mexico saloon spent most of the game trading angry remarks until the tension got so thick they stood up, kicked their chairs back, and went for their guns.

One man fired first. The bullet shattered the two front teeth of 20-year old Josiah “Doc” Scurlock, went through his mouth, and came out the back of his neck—but caused no […]

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