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Interview with Michael Embry

Glenn M. Davis, author of “Keeping The Peace: Tales From The Old West” discusses his childhood influences, military background, experiences as a bail enforcement agent, and the path that led to him penning his first book.

 

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The Books

Keeping The Peace

In Keeping the Peace – Tales from the Old West we have a collection of lesser known stories of old west lawmen. The stories begin with the murder of Dora Hand, a very popular saloon singer in Dodge City, Kansas. Dora was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was murdered while she slept. The crime scene was investigated by Assistant City Marshal Wyatt Earp and Sheriff Bat Masterson who would lead a posse to hunt for her killer.

Keeping The Peace

Tales Of The Old West

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Love and Danger

The stories in this book are about women who witnessed some of the most historic events in the old west. These characters include Calamity Jane, Big Nose Kate, Josephine Earp, and others. The lives they led were affected by the old west legends they married. These women found love but lived with anxiety and fear because of the dangerous world in which they lived. Some have been obscured by history while others became historic figures.

Love and Danger

In The Old West

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The Author


Glenn Davis is a retired U.S. Navy Chief and a Vietnam War veteran. During his career he safeguarded our nation’s top military secrets while serving with the Defense Intelligence Agency.  Following his retirement from the Navy, Glenn worked in the private sector in a variety of positions in security management.  Most notable of his career experiences would be his work as a Private Investigator and Bail Enforcement Agent where he utilized his skills as a fugitive hunter.


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Photos

Tombstone Madam Mrs. Ida Crowley

Mrs. Ida Crowley (shown) was a Madam in Tombstone, Arizona Territory during the 1890’s. She immigrated to the United States from Europe and reportedly spoke little English. However, despite the language barrier Mrs. Crowley managed to communicate well enough with her patrons. Photo courtesy of Allie... read more

Articles

For the Love of Mollie Brennan

For the Love of Mollie Brennan

On January 24, 1876, legendary lawman Bat Masterson and a U. S. Army Corporal Melvin A. King had a fight to the death over a prostitute named Mollie Brennan in Sweetwater, Texas. Despite Bat Masterson’s reputation as a gunfighter this would be his only one on one deadly gunfight. Sweetwater Texas started as a trading post for hunters and trappers for nearby Fort Elliot. Fort Elliott was also known as Cantonment Sweetwater and was first a buffalo hunter’s camp. Sweetwater changed its name to Mobeetie Texas in 1879 when they applied for a post office. At that time, they found that there was already a Sweetwater Post Office elsewhere in Texas. Twenty-two-year-old Bat Masterson was a buffalo hunter and teamster in the Sweetwater area at this time in his life. He had been an Indian Scout for Colonel Nelson A. Miles before his work as a teamster. As a teamster, Bat Masterson was running mule teams and wagons out of Camp Supply. Corporal Melvin A. King was attached to Company H, Fourth U. S. Calvary stationed at nearby Fort Elliot. Corporal King’s true name was Anthony Cook which he dropped after being court-martialed during a previous enlistment in the Army. He would later reenlist under his alias Melvin King. Despite Hollywood’s mention of him as a sergeant in the motion picture Tombstone he never would achieve that grade. King was not like most of the soldiers who were stationed in the area. King was fond of drinking and hanging around with cowboys. He on at least one occasion wore civilian clothes and rode through the streets of Sweetwater discharging... read more

Art

I’m Your Huckleberry

Scene from Tombstone

Doc Holliday

This is one of the most popular lines in the movie.

You Tell ‘Em I’m Comin’!

Scene from Tombstone

Wyatt Earp

Kurt Russell’s chilling delivery of this line is an absolute fan favorite.

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