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The Life and Times of Lawman Joe Thralls

By: Tom S. Coke

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2006)

Seller ID: C3561

ISBN: 0788435612

Condition: 206 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2006), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 206 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Were there really lawmen like those portrayed on TV? Were there others besides the handful mentioned in Wild West books and movies? Yes! Joe Thralls was the unflinching model of what a peace officer should be: reserved, steady, and consistent. Joe Thralls spent his entire career as a lawman and town leader in Wellington, a much-traveled area of the west situated near the Chisholm Trail in Sumner County, Kansas. Joe Thralls was a respected member of Wellington from his arrival in 1871 till his death nearly fifty-seven years later. That span saw him as a constable, city marshal, deputy sheriff, ... View more info

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Old West Justice in Belle Plaine, Kansas

By: Tom S. Coke

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: C2047

ISBN: 0078842047X

Condition: 168 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 168 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


On November 14, 1884, members of the small farm community of Belle Plaine, Kansas, lynched one of its marsfhals after the marshal shot a citizen. “Today, the only evidence of the event that became known as ‘Black Friday’ in Belle Plaine, Kansas back in 1884 is a pair of handcuffs and a chunk of wood… Before the night was over, one man would be shot to death and another shackled in those handcuffs and hanging from a rope attached to the wood… This is the story of Belle Plaine’s ‘Black Friday,’ its history, its players, its place in the American... View more info

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Caldwell: Kansas Border Cow Town

By: Tom S. Coke

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2005)

Seller ID: C3569

ISBN: 0788435698

Condition: 230 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2005), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 230 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The history of Caldwell, Kansas, between 1870 and 1885, reflects a piece of American history that has developed into legend. During this period, Caldwell went from one crisis to another, from killings to lynchings, shootouts to search parties, bank openings to bank busts. Seldom was it boring. Caldwell saw more lawmen killed in its short history than any other cow town. Gunfighters and gunfights were common. Charlie Stone made a name for himself in the cattle business before heading west. In 1871, he traveled to the southern border of Kansas. There, Stone and his friends staked out a plot of l... View more info