I unfailingly find your posts
Fri May 26, 21:22

edifying, Bob, among other things. You've certainly furthered my education on this subject, for which many thanks. Problem is, the more I know, the more I remain partial to my original position.

I intend to read the Bossenecker at some point, just haven't gotten to it yet. After all, it was only published three years ago. The to-read stack here is Everest-y and I'm no Sherpa.

If Kenny really does "lean toward" Leslie, it would be interesting to know what he believes Leslie's motive was. In Earp's case, motive would have been apparent enough. Wyatt had the motive, he just didn't have the opportunity. Leslie may have had the opportunity, but what possibly would have been his motive? "Currying favor with the Earps" makes little sense since at the time of Ringo's death there were no Earps left in the vicinity whose favor might be curried, and the odds of their returning were beyond long.

It goes without saying that both were capable man-killers, though perhaps the one more capable than either was the one who ultimately turned the gun on himself and, as was his wont, didn't miss.

  • Re: That explains it then.Bob Cash, Fri May 26 11:06
    Olds, you should finish reading this highly educational post and then immediately order RIDE THE DEVIL'S HERD. Bossenecker is no slouch when it comes to research, but in this book his skills are combined... more
    • I unfailingly find your posts — olds, Fri May 26 21:22
      • Re: I unfailingly find your postsBob Cash, Sat May 27 10:51
        Here's a motive that Ken Vail posited for Leslie, or any number of Cochise County characters. https://nediscapp.com/discussion.cgi?disc=39627&article=34553&search_page=2&search_term=Leslie
        • Bob CashPeter Brand, Sat May 27 21:20
          Bob I say this sincerely - you are the main reason I drop in on this discussion board. Your knowledge and research and measured delivery always impresses me. Keep it up. Cheers PB
          • Re: Bob CashBob Cash, Sun May 28 14:21
            Thank you, Peter. I really apptreciate that. I wish my posts would lure more world class authors and researchers (unlike me) back to the board, like you. I'm sure people would be more interested in how... more
            • Re: Re: Bob CashB.J., Sun May 28 21:06
              Hey Bob, I have communicated with Tefertiller several times recently. He did not mention anything (about being included in the group of non-posters)
              • Re: Re: Re: Bob CashBob Cash, Sun May 28 23:04
                B.J., all I meant by my post is that none of those mentioned post here nearly as much as they used to. I think you have done an excellent job in trying to maintain a site with a welcoming vibe.
                • BobB.J., Mon May 29 20:55
                  Of all the people who post here, you have the most balanced historical perspective of events, protagonists and antagonists. I have learned that no matter how objective most historians are and try to... more
                • Thx BobB.J., Mon May 29 1:55
                  I have never understood using silence as a form of communication. If informed of a problem, problem solving can implemented .
        • Hmm.olds, Sat May 27 13:31
          So the conjecture is that the motive would have been the reward money offered by this Protective Association? ($1,000 then would be roughly $30,000 now.) As motives go, plausible enough, I suppose, though... more