My two-cents worth on the topic is this. It was not at all unusual for 19th century Western newspapers to make cryptic references to "well-known" characters. It has frustrated me for years how many t... more
A good example of that is some years ago on this site one of our participants located a period newspaper article referring to Ike Clanton as a "model citizen" the modern researcher accepted this descr... more
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Epitaph - April 19, 1882:
"A little school boy, who heard of the arrest of Lou Cooley for "aiding and abetting the Earps, inquired of an Epitaph reporter "if a fellow can be arrested for betting on t... more
This seems to fit what Chris Penn told me in an email not that long ago. It satisfied my DHC curiosity at the time, but then I went and deleted that particular email, saving a few old ones on other to... more
I searched for him for MONTHS several years ago, and never found him, either. I wonder if he left Merry Ol' and moved to some deserted isle??? Otherwise, shouldn't there be an obit???
BTW, Gobs, sin... more
Sharon ... unfortunately I never knew him ... what I heard of him on media, he never sounded particularly Liverpudlian to me ... I'm always amazed at the amount of research he and Joseph Rosa managed ... more
So... I assume from your comment you are from Liverpool? So sorry you never met ol' Fred, Gobs. He is/was a keeper! And, most helpful to others of similar minds...I.e. Old West stuff. Joe Rosa, too! I... more
Sharon ... you [all?] have the excuse of the vast distances ... we're crammed in over here ... always amused me that even after hearing four famous Liverpudlians in the sixties the only accent people ... more
Thanks for the lesson in PA Dutch, etc.
Re those accents in England, I've been reading a series of mysteries by Bruce Beckham, set in Cumbria's Lake District. He writes in the vernacular, but incl... more
Sharon ... He seems to have spent his early years in the Lake District, but now lives in Edinburgh ... I think
Mind you, which part of the Lake District is another thing ... since 1974 it's become ... more
Most of the Rasch-Cruickshanks correspondence letters are dated 1980. DHC was into big and small nuances of the Tombstone Saga, and threw his ideas, questions and conclusions at Rasch to see how they... more
Last heard of by English Westerners Society after being blackballed ... seems the older members are tight lipped about it ... the point that was being made is he later contacted authors in the US and ... more
Friend and author Michael Hickey died on October 6, 2014. At some point in the preceding five years, he told me that he had received a scathing letter from David H. Cruickshanks demanding that Hickey ... more
Bob ... I read this when I popped Cruickshanks in the search box ... I didn't understand the importance of it, then or now ... all are bemused by his actions ... aren't we? ... in my ongoing search fo... more
gobs I'm sure the quote of "DHC" notes on the Adelia interview was from either Michael's Johnny Ringo or Warren Earp book. The info about receiving a letter from someone who claimed to be Cruickshanks... more
If you can find Hickey's "Warren Baxter Earp" book, the photo in question is near the front on page xli.
Full page - awesome.
The trump card against the Boyer hoax (Bessie photo) comes from merely ... more
“ Mr.J. Pender : You, with other of your cow-boy talking friends, must leave for other parts in 15 days . You have been talking of us , and we mean to give you a chance to fix up your business and sav... more
Not in regards "Cowboy Depredations" - that term being mentioned in all Arizona newspapers for the the entirety of 1881. I have a substantial file overflowing with all the reports coming monthly from ... more
There's a copy somewhere in the room with me.
Of course S. N. Lake had to be used as a source, but is the only drawback from existing facts. Lake had to put Wyatt in charge of sending Morg to Hachita... more
Hey Roy, some of the excellent questions and discussions asked about and referred to on this site are already included and referenced in detail in the "Wyatt Earp Anthology" I bought and continue to r... more
I would like to offer a different opinion of the book. I am proud to have been chosen to have two of my articles included. There is a variety of information, gleaned from years of research. It is a... more
I was surprised and delighted to have a couple of my older articles included in this massive tome. No book of this size will be perfect and some may find errors here and there as no author is p... more
Thanks, Peter. You are right. In trying to get a cross-section of material on Wyatt, et.al., we had a whole lot of decisions to make on what was included and what was omitted. My biggest regret is ... more
That person's research on both James C and Morg is WELL worthwhile for those of us who love the T'stone saga! And, yes, it's a cryin' shame that he will not publish all that valuable research... it wo... more
Some years ago I was working on a project goal to have Morgan Earp's name added to the Arizona Fallen Law Enforcement Monument. Kenny was/is the self appointed Morgan Earp expert so I wanted to use hi... more
I assume these posts in defense of the Wyatt Earp Anthology are in response to something Kenny wrote that got deleted by the guy who "paid for this microphone". The sad thing is that if Kenny had publ... more
Kenny ... Is the St. Johns interview available anywhere?
She was interviewed on the BBC in the late sixties and mentioned Wyatt in passing ... everything was so black and white in those days ... ag... more
That Asimov quote is perfect, and timely.
You are correct that no work is ever finished, merely abandoned at some point. That is the nature of "making," isn't it? I once stumbled onto the quote (I ... more
I have offered several times to pay all the costs of copying his files and sending them to a historical society of his choosing or a state archive of his choosing or several of them. I added h... more