Long ago in the West


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jnyork
June 7, 2010, 10:55 AM
Couple of gun-related articles from the Casper Wyoming fish wrapper this morning. First one proves reporters back then didnt know any more about guns than they do today. Second one proves that you dont need a big ol' .300 Belchenboomen Mangle'em to shoot a large bear. :D

COUNTY TRIBUNE, 1910

Desperado -- "Looking For a Bad Man.

"The authorities of Natrona county have offered $300 for the arrest of William Stanley Hudson, alias William Fayette. Hudson is accused of hog-tying Don Valdez on the range, taking his six-pistol away from him and then riding away on his horse. He is also said to have blown up the Wolton saloon a week ago with dynamite that he had stolen from a Burlington grading camp. It is thought that he is in the Lost Cabin country, and will be taken within a short time. ... He is said to be a bad man and will fight to the end before he will be taken, and all sheriffs and deputies are warned to take no chances with him."


CASPER TRIBUNE-HERALD, 1960

Good shepherd -- "Marauding Bear Is Killed by 17-Year-Old Ranch Youth

"A big brown bear that came down from Casper mountain to terrorize residents of a fashionable suburb along lower Garden Creek in the southwestern edge of the city met a quick death when he crossed a ridge of hills and attacked a rancher's lambs. ...

"The bruin was dispatched by four bullets from a 25.35 rifle in the hands of Calvin Martin, 17, after it attacked a lamb on the Squaw Creek Ranch at the head of Squaw Creek -- about two and a half miles west of lower Garden Creek. ...

"Martin was ready for the bear. Only the night before the big intruder had crawled over a five foot door into a lambing shed on the ranch and killed 21 orphan lambs which [had been fed] on bottles all spring, and mauled some others. The helpless lambs were confined in little pens in the shed, and had no chance to escape. ...

"Young Martin's presence of mind in killing the animal ended its brief 'reign of terror' for residents at the foot of the mountain, and proved that it was no mere 'cub' on the loose."
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loadedround
June 7, 2010, 01:24 PM
I enjoyed both articles. :)

Shung
June 7, 2010, 04:02 PM
I loved Casper. I whish to go back soon.

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