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George Scarborough book.

George Scarborough book. Now, for the first time, Robert K. DeArment has told the full story of George Scarborough’s life, illuminating his activity as a lawman during the final part of the nineteenth century and his controversial killings while wearing the badge-he was tried for murder on three occasions and acquitted each time.

George Scarborough: the life and death of a lawman on the closing frontier" by Robert K. DeArment. Scarborough Family Genealogy. "Martin M'Rose ( - 1895) - Find A Grave Memorial".

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George Scarborough was tried for murder on three occasions; he was acquitted each time. His activities as a lawman during the final years of the nineteenth century were marked by controversy and are disputed to this day by students of the period. Even his death is shrouded in mystery.

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George Scarborough: The Life and Death of a Lawman on the Closing Frontier.

George Scarborough: The Life and Death of a Lawman on the Closing Frontier.

book by Robert K. Encyclopedia Article. Chronicling America, El Paso, Texas, Trinity County, Texas, Library of Congress, Outlaw.

George Scarborough was born in Louisiana. His family moved to Texas, where for a while he worked as a cowboy. George Scarborough: the life and death of a lawman on the closing frontier"by Robert K. In 1885, he was appointed sheriff for Jones County. He would later work as a Deputy US Marshal in and around El Paso, Texas. On June 21, 1895, while working alongside El Paso police chief Jeff Milton, Scarborough shot and killed Martin McRose, a Texas rustler. McRose is buried near John Wesley Hardin, and Texas Ranger Ernest St. Leon.

  • A finely written biography of a man living in a difficult time. I had read the book before but appreciate it more after a second reading to maintain details.

  • I found Mr. DeArments book to be a somewhat tedious read. It's still rather unclear to me just who were the numerous El Paso bad and good characters. Obviously George Scarborough was no "Wyatt Earp"; brave and noble enforcer of law and fairness. The book did become more readable and interesting relating to the death of Scarborough, although the author repeats speculations previously written. Distressing to me is his belief that although partnering with Cassidy, Carver, and Ben Kilpatrick, it was cowboy Tom Capehart and not Fort Worth Five member Harvey Logan that brought down this most unlikeable Scarborough.

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  • Robert DeArment's biography on George Scarborough gives us a peek into the closing of the frontier through the lens of the beginning of the 20th Century. El Paso at the time was a rough town being isolated from the rest of the country through its remoteness from any nearby American towns and was next to Mexico which at that time was on the verge of going through a convulsive revolution. It was a town filled with gambling halls, bordellos and unsavory characters including John Wesley Hardin and John Selman. Into this stepped George Scarborough, a man who was born in Louisiana and moved to Texas at a young age. He worked in law enforcement all of his life with brief interludes working at ranches in between jobs. He assumed the job of deputy U.S. Marshall for El Paso around 1895 and was famous for gunning down John Selman and was forced by public opinion after his trial (he was found not guilty) to leave for New Mexico Territory; he spent the rest of his days hunting down cattle rustlers and train robbers throughout the terriory. He is portrayed in this book as an upright man who was above corruption, but was done in by an uneven temper which tarnished his image somewhat.

    The book is 263 pages of pure adventure with a great end note section and bibliography. It kept me spellbound to the very end with the untimely death of George Scarborough in Deming, New Mexico in 1900, the wayward life of his son Ed and the epilog of what happened to the players in this book that survived this turbulent period. As time passes, it will be up to Old West history enthusiasts to keep the memory alive of this time period as many of the authors of these books (including Mr. DeArment) are up in their years and the memories of those descendents of these legends of the Old West pass away with their departure from the scene. A five-star effort.

  • Thanks to Robert K. Dearment a little recognised brave Lawman comes to life. George Scarborough was my Grandmothers uncle and as an expat American with little knowledge of my family this book has been a wonderful experience and a great help to me.
    Robert Dearment explains life and times in New Mexico and surrounding areas in such a way that you are transported back to that time. Many of the incidents which are only alluded to other Wild West biographies and stories have been investigated
    and researched and written about in detail. As there are always two sides to every story both explanations are given in an unbiased way.
    Anyone who is interested in Frontier and Wild West should make sure that they have a copy of this book in their library. The book also explains and tidies up loose ends on other stories which have done the rounds over the years.