Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kansas Gunsmoke: A History of the Garden City Police Department

By Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG.
Softbound (2009), 122 pp., illus., indexed.

     Gun fights, jail breaks, bank robbers, bootleggers and murderers.
     Kansas Gunsmoke is local history at its best. From the early days of Newton Earp (older half-brother of Wyatt Earp), the city's first marshal in 1883 who had to deal with loose stock, potholes, collecting taxes, enforcing the dog ordinance, and watering the city's precious trees, to a bleak night in November of 1959 when the grisly murder of four members of the Clutter family took place, the Garden City Police Department protected people and property and along the way created a rich history.

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