Under Cover for Wells Fargo: The Unvarnished Recollections of Fred Dodge

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University of Oklahoma Press, 31 dec. 1998 - 336 pagini

These are the remarkable memoirs of Fred Dodge (1854-1938), Wells Fargo secret agent for fifty years, friend of Wyatt Earp, and fast man with a gun. Here are dozens of his cases--stage robberies, train holdups, long pursuits through the badlands, even suits against Wells Fargo for "delay to a corpse" and the bite of a vicious horse. In Under Cover for Wells Fargo his "unvarnished recollections" are preserved and carefully edited by Carolyn Lake, who discovered Dodge’s journals among Stuart N. Lake’s papers, awaiting a biography that was never written.

Fred Dodge was a dead ringer for Morgan Earp, and this led to his early acquaintance with the famous brothers. In those days Dodge was posing as a gambler, and even Wyatt did not know that he was a Wells Fargo agent. Dodge sheds much light on the Earps in Tombstone and on how he teamed up with Heck Thomas to hunt down outlaws in Kansas and Oklahoma, including Bill Doolin’s gang and the Dalton brothers.

 

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Under cover for Wells Fargo the unvarnished recollections of Fred Dodge

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Dodge worked as an agent for Wells Fargo for 50 years, including during the heyday of the Wild West. He rubbed elbows and traded shots with some of that period's most noted lawmen and desperados and ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Childhood Among Miners and Indians of the Sierra
3
Fights and Faro Games
21
Smoke from the Town the Polls and the O K Corral
34
Trailing in the Chaparral
45
The Target of a Moonlight Murder Plot
56
Territory of Arizona vs Barney Riggs
68
Bandits and Biscuits
78
Ice War on the Desert
95
Resignation Refused
111
n The Dal tons Indians and Whistlers Mother
123
Of a Biting Horse a Careless Agent and a SelfStyled
143
The Dalton Gang Dead or Alive or Both
159
Train Robberies Coleman Y Cimarron St James
178
Something of the Personal
222
Fred Dodge Recollects
229
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