Bob Cash
Re: On their way
Mon May 03, 7:42

Possibly, they thought it would be safer for their aching heads if they got in their wagon first and picked up their weapons when nobody could dispute they were on their way out of town. We know Ike tried to buy a pistol at the gun shop and was unsuccesful, but he would have had a hard time picking up his pistol and rifle that had been confiscated by Virgil if he couldn't demonstrate that he definitely was on his way out of town.

  • On their waygary adams, Mon May 03 3:48
    Hi everyone, if the cowboys were really leaving town . Then why would't Tom and Ike have retrieved their guns ?
    • Re: On their way — Bob Cash, Mon May 03 7:42
      • Re: Re: On their wayBob Cash, Mon May 03 8:40
        I unintentionally pressed "post message" before finishing. Billy and Frank had thier horses and could have said they were headed out of town and we know Blly's wanted to get Ike out of danger, but,... more
    • McLaury RanchEddie Lanham, Mon May 03 4:07
      Family history states that the brothers were in town on business, including paying their property tax, before heading to the wedding in Iowa. Taxes were not paid which is a whole other story.
      • Re: McLaury Ranchgobs, Tue May 04 6:00
        Eddie ... willing to share? ... did you and Paul Johnson ever sort out the McLaury property? ... did they have a record of tax problems? ... does any of it give any sort of answer to Gary's question?... more
        • McLauryEddie Lanham, Tue May 04 16:22
          I did consult with Paul. There has been about 4 or 5 possible locations of the McLaury Ranch in the Valley. I think I have found the exact location, which I will be glad to share once I finish my re... more
        • McLaury ranch and leavingpaul j, Tue May 04 11:07
          Hello, gobs - I don't believe we've met. Did the McLaurys have tax problems? No. They were assessed in the spring of 1881. The tax was due before the end of the year. In March, 1881, the asses... more
          • Cheersgobs, Tue May 04 12:16
            Paul ... thanks ... I would have searched your book to find some details, but, as I've explained recently, they've become hard to access ... I was just intrigued by your "other story" ... so, if they ... more
            • just to be surepaul j, Tue May 04 15:20
              gobs - Just to be sure what we're saying when we talk of their "leaving town". It isn't like having the motor run while you quick dash in for a last-minute errand. They had a couple of brief erran... more
              • Re: just to be suregobs, Wed May 05 2:12
                Paul ... thanks again ... must find that book ... I've never had a car [or a boat], so I do know how these things work ... in Sheffield we had possibly the best cheap, frequent, regular bus service in... more
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