By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook
Within the 1840s, gold had formally been came upon in California, and plenty of males made their manner out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been harmful areas choked with violence and crime. legislations and order used to be wanted, and the Vigilante Committee turned the 1st geared up deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As a growing number of humans headed out West, and lots of new cities sprang up, a extra professional approach of legislation was once wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the normal frontier lawmen, this publication discusses the lads that formed legislation and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.
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In Tombstone , prostitution was initi ally co nfine d to a saloo n distri ct along Allen and Fremont Str eets, but in 1882 th e restri ctions were lifted . The town council, interested in bo ostin g Tombstone as a major mining ce n te r rath er th an a pl ace to raise a fam ily, recognized th at a well-developed syste m of bordellos was an integral part of a pred ominantly male busin ess environment. In fact, th e she riff was responsible for collec ting monthly operating fees fro m gambling esta blishments, saloons, th eaters, and bord ellos.
Wh en he acc ide ntally killed one of his own d eputies, who was running to his aid in a free- for-all gunfight, th e city cou nc il had enoug h and dismi ssed him. Afte r arrang ing some sort of understanding with th e army, h e re turned to Fort Hays, serving briefly as town marsh al. Then, afte r a seaso n wi th Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, he went into a d ownward spiral, d riftin g fro m town to town as a gam bler, until fin ally he was murdered in Dead wood, Dakota Territory. Bat Masterson 30 Co m pare d to Hi ckok, th e Ea rps, an d o ther co ntem pora ries, Bat Masterson see ms almos t a reluctan t gu nfighter.
The most ap propria tely named of th e toug h towns was Tombstone. Interestingly enoug h , th e name had nothing to d o with th e town 's wild and wooly reputati on. It came abou t when a man named Ed Sch ieffe lin began prospectin g between the San Ped ro River and the Dragoon Mo u n tains in so u theaste rn Arizona. Wh en, h avin g fo un d n othing, h e we n t to Fort Huachuca to resu p ply, people said th at all h e would find would be his tombstone. In th e spring of 1877 , Schieffelin had locat ed a "float" - an o utcropping broken off fro m th e maj or lode of silver - and went in to partnership with a su p plier nam ed William Griffith .
American Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930 (Elite) by Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook