Weekly Epitaph: The Oriental in First Hands Again

Milt E. Joyce

This was taken from the Weekly Epitaph January 16, 1882 that was printed in the Daily Epitaph of Tuesday, January 10, 1882.

The Oriental in First Hands Again


Wyatt Earp Dies January 13, 1929

Wyatt Earp 1928

On January 13, 1929 Wyatt Barry Stapp Earp dies in Los Angeles, California at the age of 80. Sources say he died of chronic cystitis.

4004 W. 17th Street
Los Angeles, California
Wyatt Earp in his Los Angeles Apartment 1923

Wyatt Earp Arrives in Tombstone December of 1879

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp

December of 1879 Wyatt, Virgil, Morgan, and James Earp with their wives arrive in Tombstone. Spirits were high for the brothers with hopes to settle down as a family and for new business opportunities.

“Bat” Masterson Born November 26, 1853

On November 26, 1853 W.B. “Bat” Masterson was born in Quebec, Canada. The second of five children. Masterson would later go on to become an infamous buffalo hunter, U.S. Army scout, gunfighter, gambler, and  lawman in Dodge City, Kansas. While in Kansas he would serve as lawmen with lifetime friend Wyatt Earp.




Deadwood Pioneer November 24, 1881 – Thanksgiving At The Gem

This was published in the Daily Deadwood Pioneer November 24, 1881.

Thanksgiving at the Gem

True West Magazine Top Ten Historic Western Towns of 2014

Dodge City 1874

1. Dodge City, Kansas

2. Durango, Colorado

3. Dayton, Washington

4. Buffalo, Wyoming

5. Fort Smith, Arkansas

6. Lubbock, Texas

7. The Dalles, Oregon

8. Lincoln, New Mexico

9. Tombstone, Arizona

10. Lewiston, Idaho



Pioneer Saloon

Pioneer Saloon

This past Saturday, the show called “Ghost Adventures” did a paranormal  investigation at the famous Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, NV.  The saloon was built in 1913 by a business man named George Fayle. The tin stamped walls hold a lot of history. Many prospectors and miners would frequent the saloon during mining days of Goodsprings.  A couple of interesting stories come from the saloon.

On July 3, 1915, a known card cheat by the name of Paul Coski had gotten into an argument after being caught cheating in a card game by a man named Joe Armstrong. Paul Coski was shot several times and a couple of the bullets went threw his body into the tin stamped wall. The bullet holes are still there to this day. A copy of the coroners report of the incident hangs on the wall.

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