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American Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930 by Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

Within the 1840s, gold had formally been came across in California, and lots of males made their approach out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been harmful areas filled with violence and crime. legislation and order used to be wanted, and the Vigilante Committee grew to become the 1st geared up deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As an increasing number of humans headed out West, and lots of new cities sprang up, a extra legit approach of legislations used to be wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the normal frontier lawmen, this ebook discusses the lads that formed legislation and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.

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A Nova Scotia trawler, owned by a Brooklyn man, went aground one night near Black Fish Rock in Montauk, and hundreds of bags of liquor bottles were jettisoned prior to the wreck. Among the first to arrive at the beach were several couples returning at three in the morning from a Masonic dinner at the Fort Pond Bay Restaurant. When they slowed their car to see what was going on, shots were fired and guardsmen surrounded their car. ” At dawn, Lennan Edwards, William Young, ­Stephen L. Morley, and Benjamin H.

1 Once, two miles off Ambrose Lightship, the Coast Guard sighted a Canadian rumrunner alongside an empty sewage barge and several speedboats. The Canadian captain was mortally wounded in the e­nsuing 39 40 SMUGGLERS, BOOTLEGGERS, AND SCOFFLAWS gunfire and died at Staten Island’s Marine Hospital, conscious to the end but unwilling to make a statement. The investigation into his death commended a guardsman for seizing both ship and barge and for seeing that the wounded captain was rushed to the hospital.

4 T. Budd King’s and Emerson Tabor’s Hampton syndicate brought in ten thousand cases a month near Montauk and the Hamptons at the end of Prohibition. The gang received valuable radio intelligence from an ex–Coast Guardsman on the whereabouts of honest Coast Guard patrols in the area. The police in the Hamptons were paid to look the other way. King and Tabor kept money in the East Hampton Bank vault. One of their operations was discovered on a South Hampton beach by guardsmen on beach patrol. They observed forty longshoremen milling about at night with three trucks parked behind the dunes and three horse-drawn wagons right on the beach near the surf.

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