erik hewitt
DeArment's Bat book
Fri Jul 29, 23:36

Just began reading Bat Masterson's book by Mr. DeArment. He has Bat meeting Wyatt on the plains shooting buffalo.

Didh't the Peoria findings debunk Wyatt's buffalo hunting as myth?



    • Re: DeArment's Bat bookB.J., Sat Aug 13 15:06
      Erik, I have never understood why Wyatt Earp would falsely claim to have been a buffalo hunter. It's not like it is a 40-hour a week occupation. ... more
      • Re: Re: DeArment's Bat bookerik hewitt, Sat Aug 13 17:43
        Wyatt had little in his senior years. Maybe he was thinking of Sadie's well being after he passed? His life story was about all he had left to sell. Why not embellish a smidge here and a tad there?... more
        • Re: Re: Re: DeArment's Bat bookB.J., Sun Aug 14 17:28
          Erik my friend, it is a history error to automatically assume that all false claims were made by Wyatt Earp. One example: Stuart... more
    • Roger Jay didn't believe it to be true...DL Staley, Sat Jul 30 7:47
      https://www.historynet.com/wyatt-earps-lost-year/
      • Thx! (nm)erik hewitt, Sat Aug 13 18:06
      • DeArment's Bat bookerik hewitt, Sun Aug 07 20:22
        If DeArment's timeline of Bat's adventures are correct, Wyatt did a lot of lying. Wyatt wasn't a buff hunter in '72. Wyatt didn't stand down Ben Thompson, Wyatt and Morgan didn't bump into Wild Bill... more
        • Re: DeArment's Bat bookB.J., Sat Aug 13 15:28
          Some events attributed to Wyatt Earp "standing down" Ben Thompson more probably was inflated by various writers. I have never seen any evidence of this claim. ... more
        • Re: DeArment's Bat bookBob Cash, Wed Aug 10 6:42
          Robert DeArment's BAT MASTERSON was one of the first biographies of a Old West character that was rigorously researched. using as many primary sources as available at the time, and with sources footnoted.... more
          • DeArment's Bat bookerik hewitt, Sat Aug 13 17:27
            Hey, Bob! About 1/5 (my guess) of the book are contemporary news articles, personal letters, etc. I couldn't agree more, this is the correct way to put a "History of..." together. And it's a VERY... more
          • Very true, and...DL Staley, Wed Aug 10 7:10
            Gunfighter in Gotham is a fantastic read.
            • Re: Very true, and...Pam Potter, Thu Aug 11 19:52
              I don't believe that was a very popular book but I too enjoyed it.
              • Frankie:)erik hewitt, Thu Aug 11 21:01
                Back to the DeArment book. The Clay Allison trees Dodge City incident is very cleverly displayed for what it was and what is wasn't! Pam!!!! How are you?
                • Re: Frankie:)Pam Potter, Fri Aug 12 4:24
                  Long time no "see". Ah the good old days. Every time I see your name I remember the post about a sandwich or something? :)
                  • Re: Re: Frankie:)erik hewitt, Fri Aug 12 16:51
                    Nice to see you again too! The Ham and Cheese manuscript? You still down in SOCAL? I live up near SF now.
                    • Pam Potter: aka "Frankie" (nm)B.J., Sat Aug 13 14:44
                      • SobriquetPam Potter, Sun Aug 14 6:49
                        I miss the days of the sobriquet. There were some fun and interesting pen names.
                        • Re: SobriquetB.J., Sun Aug 14 16:34
                          Frankie, remember when B.J. Hurst ordered you to return the mules? LOL
                    • Re: Re: Re: Frankie:)Pam Potter, Fri Aug 12 18:39
                      Yes, ham and cheese. I got sick of Cali and moved to Texas.