Two Six Shooters Beat Four Aces: Stories of a Young Arizona

Two Six Shooters Beat Four Aces: Stories of a Young Arizona

by Barbara Marriott Ph.D

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ISBN-13: 9781442247314
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 08/03/2015
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,265,338
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Barbara Marriott has eleven published historical fiction and non-fiction books. Her historical non-fiction books on the old west include Outlaw Tales of New Mexico, Myths and Mysteries of New Mexico, Annie’s Guests, Canyon of Gold, and In Our Own Words: The Lives of Arizona’s Pioneer Women. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Author's Preface ix

Introduction 1

The History and Politics of 1800 Arizona 1

The Early Arrivals 6

Life on the Early Frontier 7

Danger a Daily Companion 10

A Pretty Girl Can Change a Man 12

Mother Nature Can Be Feisty 13

Even Water Can Provide a Laugh 15

Chapter 1 Outlaws and Lawmen 17

Lawman Today, Outlaw Tomorrow 17

Never Trust a Stranger 20

Violence, a Part of Everyday Life 21

Steal It, Rob It, or Shoot It 24

Frontier Justice 33

Fiddling Joe 38

Wells Fargo Hero 40

The Dapper Dandy Outlaw 43

A Weakness for Women 45

Bad Scout, Good Scout 49

A Life of Justice 57

Tough Town 60

A Mysterious End 60

Chapter 2 Miners and Prospectors 65

The Timeless Lure of Glitter 66

Life in the Mining Camps 69

Gold Is Where You Find It 76

Lucky to Be Alive 77

It Takes a Special Man 81

The Prospecting Governor 88

Lucky Cuss 90

Madness, Millions, and Mystery 92

The Lost Mine of Death 98

Chapter 3 Cowboys and Shepherds 103

Independent Ranchers 105

Never a Safe Moment 110

Easy Money 115

Cattle Drives in the Old West 117

Working Alone 121

Working the Ranch 122

A Different Ranch 123

Riding with the Hashknife 126

Trouble on the Double Circle 133

An Honest Start 136

Undefeatable 142

Chapter 4 The Opportunists 145

One of the First 146

Governor Safford's Arizona 148

Anything to Persevere 152

The Freighters 156

Frontier Professionals 162

Taming the Wild West 165

Delivering the Message 168

Showtime 171

Walking Smith 173

Index of Names 179

Bibliography 185

About the Author 187

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