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Love and Danger in the Old West by Glenn Davis

Love and Danger in the Old West

by Glenn Davis

252 pages
Stories about wives and children of legendary old west legends.

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About the Book
Love and Danger in the Old West features stories of legendary characters and the women who loved them. The stories begin with the confrontation between Wild Bill Hickok and Davis Tutt. These two men clashed over a watch taken from Hickok because of an unpaid debt. However, this deadly confrontation had competition for Susannah Moore as the underlying issue between the two men.

Allie Earp was the common law wife of Virgil Earp for thirty-one years. Virgil and the three deputies he led fought in the old west’s most famous gunfight near Tombstone’s O.K. Corral. Allie lived with the fear of losing her husband in the violent world in which they lived.

Louisa “Lou” Houston and Morgan Earp fell madly in love with one another. They were married in Dodge City, Kansas where Morgan worked as a deputy city marshal. Their brief marriage ended in tragedy forever ending Lou’s hopes and dreams.

Martha Eccles Bullock married Seth Bullock, the sheriff of Deadwood. He was a town tamer bringing order to a wild mining boomtown. Martha Bullock was active in her community including heading a women’s literary group. She was a person of high moral character and integrity.

Wild Bill Hickok was a married man when the cowardly Jack McCall shot and killed him in Deadwood, South Dakota. Her name was Agnes Lake Hickok and her union with Hickok was widely known. Before this marriage, there was another. Hickok and a famous woman kept his first marriage and fatherhood a secret.

Mary Catherine Horony known as “Big Nose Kate” was a prostitute and madam, Holliday gave up a dental practice because of tuberculosis and became a gambler. He was alcoholic and homicidal. Kate was stubborn, fearless and had a bad temper. Together they were truly sparring partners.

Glendolene Kimmell moved to Laramie County, Wyoming to teach. She would meet a man who met her expectations of a real frontier man. The man was Tom Horn a hit man working for wealthy ranchers. When he is charged with murdering a boy she works to save him.

Wyatt and James Earp moved to Wichita, Kansas in early 1874 with their prostitute common law wives. These women became co-madams of a brothel protected by police officer Wyatt Earp.

There were two women who testified at the O.K. Corral shootout hearings. A third woman, “Big Nose Kate” watched the fight from her window. Here is the account of “Big Nose Kate” and what see witnessed.

Ella Watson fled a husband who brutalized her. She found love and happiness in the arms of Jim Averall. Their clashes with greedy cattle barons had horrible consequences.

Urilla Sutherland, Mattie Blaylock, and Josephine Marcus all had one thing in common. They were the three wives of Wyatt Earp. The third time is a charm with Josephine. A relationship that lasted for 47 years.

Rose Dunn was a young girl who became infatuated with the notorious outlaw George “Bitter Creek” Newcomb who rode with the Wild Bunch gang.

 

 

About the Author
Glenn Davis Glenn Davis is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and a Vietnam War veteran. After retiring from the military he worked as a security manager, private investigator and fugitive hunter. He is a commissioned Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

 

 

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