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By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

Within the 1840s, gold had formally been stumbled on in California, and plenty of males made their means out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been harmful locations jam-packed with violence and crime. legislation and order was once wanted, and the Vigilante Committee turned the 1st prepared deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As increasingly more humans headed out West, and plenty of new cities sprang up, a extra respectable procedure of legislation was once wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the conventional frontier lawmen, this booklet discusses the boys that formed legislation and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.

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In a flash , Smith smashed hi s fist aga inst the cowboy's face , kn ocked him se nse less and disarmed him. Wh en th e Texan came to, Sm ith o rde re d him back to his camp . Wh en another trail tough ended up on th e floor of a saloo n, th e cowboys ste p pe d up and began handing over th eir arms. Smith's n erve had won th eir respect, an d his preference for hi s fists over his gun assu re d th em that he had no animosity toward th em as long as th ey behaved th emselves. Abilene gaine d a reputation as a quiet town.

Likewise , no o ne ever acc use d h im of honesty. His ru lings were based o n a feel for th e locale , o n co m mo n sense, and very often on what su ite d his own int erests. 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.

One ea rly Deadwood resid ent said, "Always th ey wor e th eir pok er masks an d spo ke with quiet voices . " An other added , "In Deadwood Gulc h yo u 've go t to be a good loser. That 's what life o n th e fro n tie r is - ch an ce. " Like m ost generalizat io ns, there ofte n were excep tio ns . Tro uble see me d to follow Luk e Short, a sometime cowboy, dispat ch rid er, and d rifter, who decided th e elegan t life of a pro fessional gambler more suited his tastes. He spe n t severa l years ga mbling away his wages, carefully observi ng all th e tools and tricks of th e tra de, so th at by th e late 1870s, he was a house dealer.

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