Dallas Stoudenmire; El Paso Marshal

Dallas Stoudenmire; El Paso Marshal

by Leon C. Metz
     
 

Before Dallas Stoudenmire accepted the position as marshal of El Paso, there existed no authority except that of the six-shooter, and very little precedent for a peace officer to follow. No one before had held the job for more than a couple of months. Yet, within two years, with the help of Jim Gillett, his young deputy, Stoudenmire had cleaned up the town, a task

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Before Dallas Stoudenmire accepted the position as marshal of El Paso, there existed no authority except that of the six-shooter, and very little precedent for a peace officer to follow. No one before had held the job for more than a couple of months. Yet, within two years, with the help of Jim Gillett, his young deputy, Stoudenmire had cleaned up the town, a task that earned him many enemies and, in the end, death.

This is the story of Dallas Stoudenmire-auburn-haired, fiery-eyed, six-foot, two-inch gunfighter, container of laughter, liquor, and death-during the two tumultuous years in the early 1880’s when he served as almost the only law north of the Rio Grande and west of Fort Worth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806124872
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
03/15/1993
Series:
Western Frontier Library Series
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
879,482
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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