“BAWDY AND BLOODY”

JOSEPH LOWE

Competition usually ranks as an important aspect in the growth of a business. But for two men who opened rival dancehall within fifty feet of each other in Wichita, Kansas, in the 1870s, the competition proved deadly. Even innocent bystanders found themselves trapped in the crossfire between Rowdy Joe Lowe and Edward “Red” Beard, whose relationship escalated into a rivalry of the “BAWDY AND BLOODY” […]

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“THE OTHER BILLY THE KID”

Tombstone Shooutout

Billy Claiborne survived the Gunfight at the OK Corral, but he couldn’t survive his own arrogance. His troubles began when he demanded others refer to him as Billy the Kid. […]

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“STAGECOACH MARY”

Mary Fields

Mary Fields never missed a day of work while delivering the mail for Wells Fargo. Tough and boastful, cigar-smoking “Stagecoach Mary” had no fear of outlaws, Indians, or rugged Montana weather. The former slave stood six feet tall with the strength of any man who chose to confront her. […]

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“WILD AND RECKLESS”

KILLER OUTLAW

Wild Bill Longley was only 16 when he killed his first man. Before being hanged, he admitted he took the lives of a lot fewer men and women than he bragged about, perhaps thinking the lower number might help save his neck. It didn’t. […]

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