Assault on the Deadwood Stage: Road Agents and Shotgun Messengers Robert K. Dearment

ISBN: 9780806141824

Published: May 12th 2011

Hardcover

272 pages


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Assault on the Deadwood Stage: Road Agents and Shotgun Messengers  by  Robert K. Dearment

Assault on the Deadwood Stage: Road Agents and Shotgun Messengers by Robert K. Dearment
May 12th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780806141824 | 5.40 Mb

In the 1870s, Deadwood was a thriving—and largely lawless—boomtown. And as any fan of western history and films knows, stagecoach robberies were a regular feature of life in this fabled region of Dakota Territory. Now, for the first time, Robert K.MoreIn the 1870s, Deadwood was a thriving—and largely lawless—boomtown. And as any fan of western history and films knows, stagecoach robberies were a regular feature of life in this fabled region of Dakota Territory.

Now, for the first time, Robert K. DeArment tells the story of the good guys and bad guys behind these violent crimes: the road agents who wreaked havoc on Deadwoods roadways and the shotgun messengers who battled to protect stagecoach passengers and their valuable cargo.DeArment shows in dramatic detail how for two years gangs of robbers ruled the road, perpetrating holdups and killings, until lawmen and stage-company and railroad agents finally brought an end to the mayhem.

The characters populating this violent tale include such legendary figures as Wild Bill Hickok and the famous railroad detective James L. Whispering Smith, a formidable opponent of bandits. We also get to know the men who operated the stages, the lawmen and company men who ran and defended the coaches, and the outlaws who fought against them.

DeArment tells where these men came from and what became of them after the outlawry ended. He ends his account in the 1880s with Buffalo Bills Wild West show and its spectacular rendition of a shotgun robbery, featuring an actual Deadwood stagecoach.

After nearly a century and a half, the Deadwood stage continues to command our attention.



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