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This is a photograph of William Barclay "Bat" Masterson taken in 1909. He spent the first part of his life as a buffalo hunter, participant in the Second Battle of Adobe Walls, civilian scout for the U.S. Army, and gunfighter and lawman in Dodge City, Kansas and elsewhere. By the mid 1880s, he moved to Denver and established himself as a gambler. He took an interest in prizefighting and became a leading authority on the sport. He attended almost every important match and title fight in the United States from the 1880s until his death in 1921. In 1902, he moved to New York City and spent the rest of his life working as a reporter and columnist for the New York Morning Telegraph.

Date: April 12, 1909

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Item Number: 316181
Call Number: B Masterson, William Barclay *7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 316181

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