Coeur d' Alene , Idaho
Wed Mar 01, 11:54

Big disappointment ... short sensationalist stories ... no index ... repeats the "fact" that Wyatt was a claim jumper rather than the whole legal entanglements involved ... see "Wyatt Earp & Coeur D'Alene Gold!: Stampede To Idaho"

Here's another view ...

"A.J. Pritchard discovered gold in the CDA region in the fall of 1882. The Earps along with 4 other men set about locating claims and challenged Pritchards right to tie up extensive land holdings. Pritchard sued the Earps and won on a claim that he said the Earps had jumped. The Earps were listed as locators on 4 mines in the area. The Consolidated Grizzly Bear, the Dividend, the Dead Scratch, and the Golden Gate. Between running a saloon and locating mines, Wyatt took another job. The exiled U.S. Marshal became the deputy sheriff of Kootenai County. He was know as a brave deputy who was involved in settling and disarming several disputes. But after the CDA gold rush petered out and many of the hard fought claims were subject to court challenges. The Earps came up losers and left the area."

  • Coeur d' Alene , Idahogobs, Sat Feb 18 8:14
    Fairly recent book Deborah Cuyle - Murder & Mayhem In Coeur d'Alene & the Silver Valley The History Press (July 4, 2022) Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1467149136 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1... more
    • Coeur d' Alene , Idaho — gobs, Wed Mar 01 11:54
      • There was more than one suit filedButch Badon, Fri Mar 10 13:19
        against Wyatt Earp. And most of those suits were still pending when Wyatt Earp left that area. Eventually, Wyatt lost most of those suits, but it didn't matter. Wyatt had picked those claims clean and... more
        • There was more than one suit filedgobs, Fri Mar 10 14:27
          Butch ... all I CLAIMED is that the article repeats the "fact" that Wyatt was a claim jumper rather than the whole legal entanglements involved ... in a battle between a multitude of claim jumpers and... more
          • YesButch Badon, Sun Apr 09 18:06
            And my only point was an is that Wyatt Earp was a claim jumper. One can take the position that he was challenging Prichard's claims - and Prichard made more than one claim. Prichard eventually won all... more
            • Yesgobs, Mon Apr 10 3:59
              Butch ... All I've ever ascertained is that Prichard and his associates [it isn't clear who actually discovered the initial claims) made countless illegal claims by proxy for people living outside the... more
    • Re: Coeur d' Alene , IdahoRobert Buckley, Sat Feb 18 14:31
      Thanks Gobs...I've been looking at contemporary newspaper accounts of Dan Ferguson killing Thomas Steele . The newspapers state that Dan Ferguson was 23 years old and from Nebraska . His father's name... more
      • Stuart Lake letterBenjamin Harleman, Sat Feb 18 23:59
        Gobs and Robert, Silva cites a letter from Stuart Lake saying that Danny Ferguson served with Wyatt as deputy sheriffs in Coeur d'Lane, so it sounds like that makes it a lock. However, I'm curious what... more