Tom, you say, "That is the point. Wyatt didn't know and thought the D8 would do the whole job."
Hurst's "card" in the EPITAPH was actually a reward poster seeking informants as to the whereabouts of the mules. Since he described the mule's D8 brand only, he must have "thought the D8 would do the whole job". Why ae you not denigrating and making fun of Hurst, also?
Bob "Wyatt said a special branding iron was there that was specially made to make US into D8 in one burn. Most rustlers knew to use a running iron because it would do a cleaner job and making a complete... more
about Wyatt. He was attempting to fleece J. Y. Patterson out of $2,500 in the early 1900s in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police arrest Wyatt and, I believe, two other guys for a "bunco" scam. Wyatt was... more
Howdy Butch I believe in Idaho Wyatt was testing a law that required the person claiming some land for a mineral claim to actually be there. The idea was you could not claim land under another person's... more
I do not believe Wyatt's intentions were to test any law. The victims of Wyatt's claim-jumping scheme had to file law suits against him. By the time the court got around to separating the wheat from... more
Re: A subject or two, maybe — Bob Cash,Wed Aug 24 2022 9:06
...because, once again, Hurst does not explain his position very well in his reward post. He says "...it is believed that they were there branded on the left shoulder over the Government brand, U.S., by... more