I don't know anything about the Tiffany case, Robert, but wasn't Zabriskie a top notch defense lawyer? Maybe it had something to do with charges against Ringo concerning shooting the guy for not accepting his offer to buy a whiskey or maybe his robbery of the card game. I can't find t now, but Lynn Bailey raised the possibility that Ringo was killed by one of his partners in his San Simon ranch to get his share of the money that a land consortioum was offering to buy out the entire valley. Maybe the letter had something to do with that offer. Have you been in contact with Lynn recently and do you know when his COWBOY SCOURGE book way be coming out?
I've always leaned toward Ringo shooting himself....but, that letter in Ringo's pocket at the time of his death gives me pause. The letter was from the law office of James A. Zabriskie. Zabriskie was... more
Re: That letter in Ringo's pocket.... — Bob Cash,Thu May 18 8:51
Bob, Zabriskie was the United States Disrict Attorney for the Territory of Arizona at that time. Actually, Zabriskie was named to that position a few days after Ringo's death if my memory is correct.... more
Thank you so much, Robert, for pointing out that independent researchers could lon into the JSTOR site. Over the last 15 years or so I have again and again pulled up the first pages of articles I wanted... more
Bob,it sounds like you have some catching up to do on JSTOR. I'll get you started with one of my favorite articles on the site. It was published in 1970 by the Montana Historical Society and written... more
Thank you again, Robert. I truly appreciate it. This guy Robetts had some pretty interesting ideas about the street fight 53 years ago. I wonder if he ever followed up with anything else on the subject.... more