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Alias Frank Canton
     

Alias Frank Canton

by Robert K. Dearment, Rosemary Dearment Walter (Illustrator)
 

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Fred Egloff
DeArment has written the first in-depth appraisal of one of the true mystery men of the Old West. Frank Canton's 1930 autobiography, "Frontier Trails", in which he related his experiences as a lawman in Wyoming and Oklahoma, has long been a classic work. Decades after the book's publication, it was revealed that his name was actually Joe Horner and that he had started out as a Texas badman. Having fled Texas ahead of the law, he assumed the Canton name, becoming a respectable Wyoming rancher and the sheriff of Johnson County. As an agent of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, he led the "invasion" of that county by the cattlemen. The Johnson County War of 1892 ended in chaos, requiring intervention by the U.S. president. Canton became a deputy U.S. marshal in the Oklahoma Territory, a peace officer and gold prospector in Alaska, a bounty hunter, and eventually the well-respected adjutant general of the new state of Oklahoma. A fast-paced, objective biography that will be a significant addition to western history collections.

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ISBN-13:
9780806128283
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.27(d)

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