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"Wyatt Earp Back In Town"

Dodge City, KS Times, July 7, 1877

[image: Wyatt Earp statue, Dodge City, KS: 2004, by artist Mary Spurgeon.]

     "Wyatt Earp, who was on our city police force last summer, is in town again. We hope he will accept a position on the force once more. He had a quiet way of taking the most desperate characters into custody which invariably gave one the impression that the city was able to enforce her mandates and preserve her dignity. It wasn't considered policy to draw a gun on Wyatt, unless you got the drop and meant to burn powder without any preliminary talk."

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