Bud Ballew: Legendary Oklahoma Lawman

Overview

Lawmen with “sand in their craws” were needed in the Old West. Such a man was Bud Ballew.Deputy-Sheriff David “Bud” Ballew’s name was rarely missing from the issues of the local Daily Ardmorette and Ardmore Statesman newspapers from 1910 to 1920. Many outlaws tempted fate and lost their lives against the quick-handed gunslinger, and for this reason Ballew soon received international attention for his reputation with a revolver. Official documents and personal mementos from Ballew’s descendants, as well as ...
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Overview

Lawmen with “sand in their craws” were needed in the Old West. Such a man was Bud Ballew.Deputy-Sheriff David “Bud” Ballew’s name was rarely missing from the issues of the local Daily Ardmorette and Ardmore Statesman newspapers from 1910 to 1920. Many outlaws tempted fate and lost their lives against the quick-handed gunslinger, and for this reason Ballew soon received international attention for his reputation with a revolver. Official documents and personal mementos from Ballew’s descendants, as well as never-before-published photographs, shed light on this unsung hero. Bud Ballew met his demise in a deadly shoot-out in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 5, 1922, but his legend lives on in these action-packed pages.
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"To this day, Bud Ballew is a legend in Carter County and Ardmore, Oklahoma. As one enters the tiny Lone Grove cemetery, his memorial looms over the other graves like a harbinger of retibution of justice. In death, as in life, Bud Ballew casts his imposing shadow over all around him."--from the Introduction
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762744770
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/18/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 621,267
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Elmer McInnes has long been considered an expert on the Old West's most famous, infamous, and fascinating characters. His research and writing has covered the gamut of characters from the business partner of Wyatt Earp to outlaw Con Murphy. He lives with his wife, Lauretta Ritchie-McInnes, research assistant for this book, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
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Table of Contents

(1) Preface (2) Beginnings (3) The Chickasaw Nation Carter County and Ardmore (4) Bill Ballew (5) Victim #1, Pete Bynum (6) Ragtown and Mighty Oil (7) Buck Garrett (8) Victim #2, Arch Campbell (9) Ex-Deputy Bud Ballew (10) Victim #3, Steve Talkington (11) Victim #4, Rufus P. Highnote (12) Whiskey and Murder (13) Victim #5, Dow Braziel (14) Victim #6, Rusty Mills (15) Victim #7, Johnnie Pierce (16) The Jake Hamon Affair (17) Ardmore (18) Gun Battle at Wilson (19) Ouster (20) Shoot-out at the Courthouse (21) Victim Bud Ballew (22) Aftermath (23) Future Lives, Future Times (24) Epilogue (25) Bibliography (26) Index (27) About the Authors
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