When I was a kid, my Mom loved cowboy movies and shows. Maybe it had something to do with being born in Wyoming, but she just loved her "shoot-'em-ups" as she called them. Maybe it's why today I'm only so-so about them. I probably OD'd on them as a kid.
Do you remember these shows: The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Wyatt Earp, Have Gun Will Travel, The Big Valley - and those were just the TV shows. When we moved to Arizona, she fell in love. We spent many days at Old Tucson (before it burned down) and Tombstone. We lived so close that it would have been a shame not to have experienced them.
Now that I live in Utah, I enjoy going down to Kanab - a place I'd never heard of before I came here, but where they filmed many Old West shows, including the majority of the episodes of Gunsmoke.Funny thought for today: How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
Which leads to today's This Day in History
fact. On April 3, 1882, Jesse James was killed in his home in St. Joseph, Missouri.
I suppose whether it was a murder or assassination depends on your view of him. My Mom would have definitely labeled it an assassination. But, I digress. Today's question is: Who did it?
Labels: Cowboys, Outlaws