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October 2017 Table of Contents

By HistoryNet Staff
7/26/2017 • Wild West Magazine

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Cover Story

FINDING WYATT
By Casey Tefertiller with Bob Cash
Recent research and discoveries are rounding out Earp’s saga

FOWLER THAN THE KID
By Richard F. Selcer
Contemporaries considered Texas transplant Joel Fowler, not Billy the Kid, “the worst killer there ever was in New Mexico”

ZIP WENT THE OKLAHOMA OUTLAW
By Joe Johnston
Nathaniel Ellsworth “Zip” Wyatt was on the lam for a long string of misdeeds, from cattle rustling to murder

EVOLUTION OF A MOUNTAIN MAN
By Daniel R. Seligman
Cerain St. Vrain was a trapper, merchant and Mexican citizen before becoming an American officer and patriot

BLACK FATE IN LARAMIE
By Peter Brand
Though George Black murdered neighbor Bob Burnett and burned the evidence, he couldn’t escape the noose

MURDER IN THE PARISH
By Wesley Harris
An 1884 double killing in Louisiana’s Ouachita Parish led tireless posses into neighboring Texas


On the Cover: 
Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp (1848–1929), who posed for this photograph when he was about 21 in what was likely Lamar, Mo., continues to fascinate researchers and readers. (Originally from the Charles W. Dearborn Collection; colorization by Brian Walker)

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DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTERS

ROUNDUP

INTERVIEW
By Johnny D. Boggs
Christopher Knowlton certainly knows his 19th-century cattle business

WESTERNERS
Stuntman extraordinaire Yakima Canutt influenced John Wayne’s walk and talk

GUNFIGHTERS AND LAWMEN
By Robert K. DeArment
The hammer of a single-action revolver could be deadly—even while at rest

PIONEERS AND SETTLERS
By John Koster
Lillie Hitchcock “Firebelle Lil” Coit was fired up about firefighting

WESTERN ENTERPRISE
By Jim Pettengill
Civil War hero David Day had his say in The Solid Muldoon in Ouray, Colorado

ART OF THE WEST
By Johnny D. Boggs
Prisoners at the maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary, aka Angola, routinely “break out” to rope, ride and sell arts and crafts

INDIAN LIFE
By John Koster
Matilda Galpin, known for her many kindnesses, was a Lakota by birth and a Dakota Territory post trader by marriage

STYLE
Showcasing the West in art, film, fashion and more

COLLECTIONS
By Linda Wommack
Nebraska’s Stuhr Museum centers on pioneers, Pawnees and the Union Pacific

GUNS OF THE WEST
By George Layman
Remington and Whitney rolling-block rifles hit the bull’s-eye south of the border

GHOST TOWNS
By Jessica Wambach Brown
The Independence Mine put the boom in Boomtown, Alaska

REVIEWS
Wyatt Earp biographer Casey Tefertiller suggests other must-read books as well as five Earp video offerings. Plus reviews of recent books

GO WEST
“Hell of a place to lose a cow,” said Ebenezer Bryce of his namesake canyon


ONLINE EXTRAS

WYATT EARP IN SEATTLE
Although best known for his gun-related activities in Dodge City and Tombstone, Earp—as related by California author Pam Potter—made his presence felt in Seattle.

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