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William "Bat" Masterson

(1853 - 1921)

  • Born in Canada, family later moved to Wichita
  • Hunted buffalo to feed Santa Fe Railway workers in western Kansas
  • Army scout during Indian Territory campaign
  • Deputy sheriff with Wyatt Earp in Dodge City
  • Served as sheriff, policeman, and deputy U.S. marshal
  • Later served as sports writer for Daily Telegraph in New York City

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