Under Cover for Wells Fargo: The Unvarnished Recollections of Fred Dodge

Under Cover for Wells Fargo: The Unvarnished Recollections of Fred Dodge

by Fred Dodge
     
 

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These are the remarkable memoirs of Fred Dodge (1854-1938), Wells Fargo secret agent for fifty years, friend of Wyatt Earp, and fast man with a gun. Here are dozens of his cases—stage robberies, train holdups, long pursuits through the badlands, even suits against Wells Fargo for "delay to a corpse" and the bite of a vicious horse. In Under Cover for Wells

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These are the remarkable memoirs of Fred Dodge (1854-1938), Wells Fargo secret agent for fifty years, friend of Wyatt Earp, and fast man with a gun. Here are dozens of his cases—stage robberies, train holdups, long pursuits through the badlands, even suits against Wells Fargo for "delay to a corpse" and the bite of a vicious horse. In Under Cover for Wells Fargo his "unvarnished recollections" are preserved and carefully edited by Carolyn Lake, who discovered Dodge’s journals among Stuart N. Lake’s papers, awaiting a biography that was never written.

Fred Dodge was a dead ringer for Morgan Earp, and this led to his early acquaintance with the famous brothers. In those days Dodge was posing as a gambler, and even Wyatt did not know that he was a Wells Fargo agent. Dodge sheds much light on the Earps in Tombstone and on how he teamed up with Heck Thomas to hunt down outlaws in Kansas and Oklahoma, including Bill Doolin’s gang and the Dalton brothers.

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Dodge worked as an agent for Wells Fargo for 50 years, including during the heyday of the Wild West. He rubbed elbows and traded shots with some of that period's most noted lawmen and desperados and was a particular friend of Wyatt Earp. Dodge told all in this volume, which was cleaned up by editor Lake and released in 1969. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806131061
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/15/1999
Series:
Western Frontier Library Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 4.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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