Wild West

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WICKED TOWNS

reat article [“Dead Men for Breakfast,” by Ron Soodalter, August 2020] on wicked Wild West towns. One town that should be on any such list is Caldwell, Kan. (at right) In the five years of Caldwell’s cow town era (1879–84) 14 different men wore the town marshal badge. Before the end of that time half of these men would be dead. On Dec. 17, 1881, the stated, “As we go to press, Hell is in session at Caldwell.” That pretty much sums it up.

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