Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Gunfighter Bat Masterson

Today we feature a picture of the noted Old West gunfighter Bat Masterson. Bat was a colorful figure who was an army scout, gambler, buffalo hunter, frontier lawman in Dodge City, and eventually a US Marshall. He was friends with Wyatt Earp, and had visited Wyatt in Tombstone, Arizona shortly before the showdown at the OK Coral. Later in life, after the West had been tamed, he settled in New York City, and worked as a sportes editor for the New York Morning Telegraph.

It was on this day, April 16, in the year 1881 that Bat Masterson fought his last gunfight, in Dodge City Kansas.

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