B.J.
Re: DeArment's Bat book
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.

It is unlikely Wyatt Earp ever personally made this claim. In fact, more probably Ben Thompson feared for his safety surrendering to the antagonistic local law, instead he would only give up his six shooters to Wyatt Earp.

  • 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 book — B.J., Sat Aug 13 15:28
    • 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.