Helldorado: Bringing the Law to the Mesquite

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U of Nebraska Press, Jun 1, 1992 - History - 448 pages
"A dry, terse, matter-of-fact book that breathes authenticity."-Frederic F. Van de Water, New York Evening Post Helldorado heats up in its evocation of early-day Tombstone, where as deputy sheriff, Breakenridge encountered the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Luke Short, John Ringo, and Buckskin Frank Leslie.
 

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Contents

Boyhood Days
3
Off to the West
13
Cavalry Action
29
My First Business Venture
67
Building a Railroad
85
On to Arizona
115
Prospecting Around Tombstone
135
Appointed Deputy Sheriff
153
Aftermath of the Feud
259
Curly Bill is Wounded
277
The Mines begin to Close Down
301
Life after Tombstone
321
Capture of Geronimo
341
Tracking Outlaws
361
Names Special Officer
377
Chasing Train Robers
395

Vignettes of Life in the 80s
191
Endicott Peabody Builds a Church
215
The Shootout Near the O K Corral
235
Passing of an Era
419
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In his introduction Richard Maxwell Brown asserts that Breakenridge "flourished in the pioneer era of the gunfight and survived its dangers to grow old and successful in the modern West." Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon, Brown is the author of No Duty to Retreat: Violence and Values in American History and Society.

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