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The Cochise County Cowboys - Who Were These Men?
     

The Cochise County Cowboys - Who Were These Men?

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by Joyce Aros
 

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Heretofore, Tombstone's "cowboys" have been portrayed as gun-slinging, snaggle-toothed bad guys bent on destruction with no family history, morals, or redeeming qualities. This book gives us a better understanding of the Earp enemies who have been written off as little more than scoundrels and scallywags. Certainly most of these men rode dark trails, but the Earps

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Heretofore, Tombstone's "cowboys" have been portrayed as gun-slinging, snaggle-toothed bad guys bent on destruction with no family history, morals, or redeeming qualities. This book gives us a better understanding of the Earp enemies who have been written off as little more than scoundrels and scallywags. Certainly most of these men rode dark trails, but the Earps were not exactly choir boys. Tough times bred tough men. This is another side to the Tombstone story.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015839142
Publisher:
Goose Flats Publishing
Publication date:
11/16/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,279,982
File size:
936 KB

Meet the Author

Joyce Aros came to Tombstone several times as a teenager back in the 1950’s. Much of Allen Street was boarded up and Boothill was a windswept and neglected old cemetery; no fence, no buildings, and few graves still marked with rusty pipes that had worn and dried up pieces of wood wired to them. But it haunted anyone who saw it and beckoned them to return and seek out the stories that were buried there.
Back in Canada, Joyce read everything she could about Tombstone and its fascinating people. Not only the Earps and Doc Holliday, but so many more. However, it soon became apparent that much of it was fiction. The Earp brothers were too good to be true and the cowboys were shadowy figures with no identity.
Years later, after relocating to Tucson, Arizona, Joyce married a working cowboy, one of the last of the old time Vaqueros in the area and got to know a lot of people who still lived a frontier type life. These people were still pioneering in so many ways and still adhered to the old way of living with the land.
Joyce’s interest in the characters of the Cochise County exploits was set aside for a few years to raise seven children. But once that was done, it was time to seriously look into the history and find out who really were these men and women of a long time ago.
Not surprisingly, they turned out to be far more interesting than even she imagined. The results were a series of articles published in the Tombstone Times History and Information Journal in defense of the ranchers and cowhands of Cochise County and a continuing search for the true account of the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral, as it has been referred to.

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The Cochise County Cowboys - Who Were These Men? 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great primer on the so-called "Outlaws" of Tombstone Arizona and Cochise County.
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