This is 23 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Western Expansion in the United States – Famous Lawmen of the Old West – Bat Masterson. Each of the slides are editable and can be modified to adjust to your presentation, if needed.
Bat Masterson was widely known as a buffalo hunter, Indian fighter during the celebrated “Battle of Adobe Walls,” scout for the US Army, gunfighter and lawman in Dodge City, KS. His first gunfight took place in 1876 in Sweetwater, TX. He was only 22 and was arguing with a soldier over a woman named Molly Brennan. In the ensuing gunfight, both the soldier and Brennan died, and Masterson was injured.
Later, he decided to become a man of the law. He joined his brothers, Jim and Ed, who were deputies in the notorious town of Dodge City.
In 1878, Bat and Ed were involved in a gunfight with 2 assailants that left Ed mortally wounded. Bat took down both men killing one and severely injuring the other. Masterson’s most legendary gunfight was the Battle of the Plaza in 1881. Prior to the fight, Masterson came to Tombstone, AZ at the invitation of Wyatt Earp.
He received word from Dodge City that 2 men wanted to kill his brother over a dispute. One of the 2 and a bystander were shot, but nobody was seriously injured. The gunfight was deemed fair by Dodge City standards, and Bat was let off with an $8 fine and left Dodge City that same day.
Today, William Barclay “Bat” Masterson is remembered primarily for his close association with Wyatt Earp. The two of them became friends while serving as deputies in Dodge City, KS, and Masterson later went on to accompany Earp on many of his adventures. Masterson died of a heart attack on October 25, 1921, in NYC.
Bat Masterson is an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry and the half-hour black-and-white shows ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. Barry's Masterson often dressed in expensive Eastern clothing and preferring to use his cane rather than a gun to get himself out of trouble. He was also portrayed as a ladies' man who traveled the West looking for women and adventure. The black derby, fancy decorative vest, black jacket, and elegant pearl-tipped cane were his trademarks.
The presentation slides cover’s the following:
The Gunfighter Era
Living in the American West
Need for Law Enforcement
What Type of Lawman?
Life Style of the Lawmen
Introducing Bat Masterson
Hunting & Scouting
Getting Ripped Off
Partnering with Wyatt Earp
Life as a Gambler
Writing & Promoting
Life in NYC
Writing & Death
End of Presentation
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