“BACKSHOOTER”

"BACKSHOOTER"

— GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER — A gunshot echoed through the streets of Charleston, Arizona Territory, on an early Friday afternoon, killing W.P. Schneider, chief engineer of the nearby Corbin Mill & Mining Co.

 

Before the January 14, 1881, shooting in the rugged mill town southeast of Tombstone, Schneider and a young man identified as Johnny-Behind-the-Deuce exchanged angry words at a saloon during the lunch hour.

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“AN UNWANTED REPUTATION”

SWEETWATER SHOOTOUT

— 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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STORYTELLER’S 7: JULIA ROBB, WAR GAMES AND OTHER ADVENTURES

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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FlashBack Friday Newsletter

FlashBack Friday

Welcome to FlashBack Friday

Today, a quick recap of:

Blogs of the Week Tweets, including Historical Anniversaries, RealityChecks, and TimelessTips Selected Facebook posts Who’s Your Pick for the GREATEST Short Story Writer?

 

Sunday, March 24

A Hanging at Owl Creek Bridge: Some believe this is the America’s greatest short story. You decide.

Monday, March 25

The Hunt for Lost Civil War Gold: Somewhere in the rugged mountains of North central Pennsylvania, a fortune in […]

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