Your opinion is always appreciated and highly regarded. If Hogge presents no evidence of Yoast's participation in the Mason County War or even living in the area during Ringo's tenure there, even with some tantalizing circumstantial
speculation, it's still, like you say, just speculation.
The most interesting thing to me in this entire thread is how Eugene Rhodes came up with a generally positive view of Wyatt Earp based on his three main informants, Mary Clanton, John Good, and John Yoast.
I am not aware of any information that places John Yoast in the Mason County area from 1874 to 1878 or of any information that he participated in the feud himself. Even if John Yoast knew Joh... more
Jeff Ake, whose brother, William”Bill” Ake who fought alongside Ringo in the Mason County War, said it was long suspected that Hiram Yoast killed Ringo .
Jeff Ake had known the Yoast brothers back... more
Eugene knew both John and Hiram Yoast. He wrote about Hiram in several of his writings.
In the Bibliography of Eugene Manlove Rhodes, " A Bar Cross Liar ", it is mentioned that John Yoast, who fou... more
Roy B. Young has more details on the Yoast brothers, John and Hiram, and their relationship with Eugene Manlove Rhodes in his article “ Wyatt Earp Talks Pretty”: A look at Wyatt Earp’s Interaction wit... more
Robert, some time back, I was intrigued by the section of the article that Roy Young mentions John Yoast, but I was under the impression that Yoast supported the anti-Earp faction, and was more intere... more
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