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By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

ISBN-10: 1841765759

ISBN-13: 9781841765754

Within the 1840s, gold had formally been found in California, and lots of males made their approach out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been harmful locations choked with violence and crime. legislation and order was once wanted, and the Vigilante Committee grew to become the 1st prepared deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As a growing number of humans headed out West, and plenty of new cities sprang up, a extra legitimate process 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 booklet discusses the lads that formed legislations and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.

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Nevertheless, h e co mmande d th e respect of the cowboys and railro ad co ns tructio n wor kers , in a time and a place where th e resp ect of th e cowbo ys and co ns tructio n wor kers was far more important th an legalities. Wh en Judge Roy Bean mad e a ruling, it stuc k. That, in itself, was a remarkabl e ac h ievemen t. Eventually, Roy settled in a railroad tank town th at he promptly nam ed Langt ry, afte r th e popular ac tress Lillie Lan gt ry. H ere h e kept co u rt in a large saloon n ear th e tracks, where h e swind led cus to mers by fu m bling abou t in making change un til th e whistle of th e de parting train told th em th ey co uld arg ue n o longer.

Clum (bottom center in white helmet and moustache) parades his well-disciplined , well-armed Apache Police on the street in Tucson. The tough Indian officers had no qualms about arresting or, if necessary, killing their own people, including relatives who threatened law and order on the reservations. (Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AHS 924) to orders an d co n tro l, was so me thing en tire ly novel in th ei r d ealin gs with wh ites . Clu m kn ew from th eir immediat e response th at h e was beginning to win th em over.

But th e very re aso n fo r th ese towns' econom ic ex iste nces ca lled for tough p eople. The mines, buffalo ranges, ra ilro ad cam ps, an d ca ttle tra ils were n ot plac es fo r th e fain t-hearte d . In area s where a town sprang up aroun d a military p ost, th e post co m man der mi ght exercise 43 44 so me jurisdi ction ove r th e su rro u n di ng area, to keep h is troops out of trouble. But, as in th e case of Fort Griffin , th e esta blish men t of a local jurisdicti on removed th e area o uts ide th e p ost fro m military co n tro l.

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