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The Real Gunsmoke: Lawmen and Gunfighters of the Wild West

Course number : 19956   ID : 89368    Class Section : Spring 1
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The legendary personalities of the “Old West”, have been depicted in movies and on television, for many years. Were the portrayals accurate? This discussion will cover a few of the real villains and heroic law enforcement personalities that played their respective parts in our history of the west. Some of the outlaws covered include: Jesse & Frank James, the Daltons, “Black Jack” Ketchum, Bill Miner, the Youngers, John Wesley Hardin, “Billy the Kid,” “Butch Cassidy” and “The Sundance Kid,” as well as others. Among the more famous lawmen to be discussed include: Wyatt Earp, Batt Masterson, Bill Tilgman, Bass Reeves and “Wild Bill” Hickock. Judges covered will include: Roy Bean (“Law West of the Pecos”), and “Hanging Judge Parker of Fort Smith Arkansas.” Also included will be some of the femme fatale outlaws of the period.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

CE South Building

John H. Trestrail III 



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Registration Closes On
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/25/2020 - 2/25/2020 Weekly - Tue 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 John H. Trestrail III