Saturday, September 22, 2007
Today we feature a photograph of William Barclay "Bat" Masterson. Bat was a notorious figure in the old west. He was a buffalo hunter, army scout, and frontier lawman. He is perhaps most famous for serving with Wyat Earp as a Deputy in Dodge City Kansas. This picture of Bat was taken later in life, as he was working as a sports editor for a New York City newspaper. I am always sort of amazed to see pictures like this of people who were famous in one era, but lived on into another. It is hard to picture Bat Masterson getting into a car and driving to work at a newspaper office.