— THE SWEETWATER SHOOTOUT — The soldier playing poker at the Lady Gay Saloon in Sweetwater, Texas, rose from his chair in disgust, threw his cards hand down, and stormed out the door. Another player, Bat Masterson, watched him leave, not knowing the two would meet again before the night ended.
Corporal Melvin A. King of the 4th Cavalry at a nearby Army post struggled with the […]
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—THE EARPS RESCUED AN ACCUSED KILLER WHO GOT AWAY WITH MURDER— In the early afternoon of Friday, January 14, 1881, a gunshot echoed through the streets of Charleston, Arizona Territory, killing Phillip Schneider, chief engineer of the nearby Corbin Mill & Mining Co.
Prior to the shooting in the rugged mill town, a few miles southeast of Tombstone, Schneider and a young man identified as Johnny-Behind-the-Deuce exchanged angry words at a saloon […]
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If you ever have a chance to sit down with Julia Robb and chat about her award-winning days as a journalist, you’ll leave laughing, shaking your head, or gawking in astonishment.
A storyteller in every sense of the word, Julia now writes novels and works as a freelance editor. She also squeezes in time to speak and conduct workshops about all things Texas.
Among her presentations is one where she reveals […]
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