Famous Sheriffs & Western Outlaws

From the end of the Civil War until the beginning of the twentieth century, throughout the vast expanse of the western states, certain male residents (for this was exclusively a male occupation) routinely engaged in an activity seldom seen in such proportions or with such frequency before or after this period: the deadly interaction between armed outlaws and officers of the law.  This is the focus of William MacLeod Raine's classic work Famous Sheriffs & Western Outlaws.

Famous Sheriffs & Western Outlaws

Featured in the book are a host of characters familiar to students of western Americana, among them Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, John Wesley Hardin, the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, the Clanton brothers, Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok, the Apache Kid, Tom Horn, Bucky O'Neill, and the Dalton brothers; as well as the places they encountered each other, including Tombstone, Dodge City, Abilene, Yuma, Cochise County, Lincoln County, Coffeyville, Northfield, Virginia City, Carson and Cheyenne.

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