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In Episode 12, we’ll learn about the iconic gunfighter and lawman, Bat Masterson. He was Buffalo hunter, an accidental Indian fighter, a Dodge City Lawman, a US Deputy Marshall and – a close personal friend of Wyatt Earp, and President Theodore Roosevelt. Feared by men and irresistible to the ladies, he spent the first 30 some years of his life testing his mettle in the rough and tumble ways of the old west, then spent the next 30 years of his life as a celebrity sports writer and boxing aficionado. We’ll get a glimpse into this man’s life in the old west and how he transitioned as the old west began to fade from the spotlight.
Bat Masterson and “The Dodge City Peace Commission.” The eight men in this photo were: William H. Harris, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, William F. Petillon, Charles E. Bassett, Wyatt Earp, Michael Francis “Frank” McLean and Cornelius “Neil” Brown.