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When Old West Lawmen Went Bad… and Vice Versa

Course number : 19990   ID : 89083    Class Section : Spring 1
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"Outlaws" of the Old West weren't always on the wrong side of the law. Consider Albuquerque's first Town Marshal, Milton J. Yarberry. Before being appointed as marshal in 1881, he'd already killed a few men, rode with the Texas Rangers, opened a saloon/brothel in Colorado, and had run off with his partner's wife. After serving as Albuquerque's town marshal for just over a year, and having killed two men in "the line of duty," he found himself on the rope-end of a gallows. And what about Wyatt Earp? He'd been arrested for theft before moving to Tombstone, where he was involved in the famous shoot-out. It depends on who's telling the story. Was Wyatt a law-abiding man in the wrong place, or did he kill men but never saw a noose? Unlike the old movies, where the outlaw was always a grizzled, mean, and murdering road agent and the lawman was a calm, steely-eyed, honest man, the reality was the two types were often very much the same. We'll take a look at a few of these men and you can decide on which side of the badge they belonged.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

CE South Building

Melody Groves 



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Registration Closes On
Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/7/2020 - 5/7/2020 Weekly - Thu 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Melody Groves