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Frank Wattron, Holbrook lawman

Johnston, Lyle

Frank Wattron, Holbrook lawman

by Johnston, Lyle

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Published by L. Johnston in [Holbrook, Ariz.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Holbrook (Ariz.),
  • Arizona,
  • Holbrook
    • Subjects:
    • Wattron, Frank, 1861-1905.,
    • Peace officers -- Arizona -- Holbrook -- Biography.,
    • Holbrook (Ariz.) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-64) and index.

      StatementLyle Johnston.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF819.H65 J64 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination68 p. :
      Number of Pages68
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL561328M
      LC Control Number96145207

      Community Events. For further information, contact the City of Holbrook, Kathleen at January. 6 First Fridays Holbrook Depot Art Series. February. 3 Holbrook Depot Art Series. 7 Hashknife Pony Express Parade & Swearing In-Send Off Dinner. 8 Hashknife Send-Off. March. 3 Holbrook Depot Art Series. TBD NCHS Annual Board Meeting. April. 7 Holbrook Depot Art Series. "Beautiful book on some of the history of Arizona." the feuding Grahams and Tewksburys, flamboyant Commodore Perry Owens, quietly effective Sheriff Frank Wattron and scores of hardworking but unsung ranch men and women. This is grass roots history at its best. "The Crooked Trail to Holbrook" seems destined to become one of the enduring.

      Free 2-day shipping. Buy The Western Peace Officer: A Legacy of Law and Order at - Born on February 5, , Frank J. Wattron, became the first elected sheriff of Navajo County, AZ. Technically, in , Commodore Perry Owens was appointed the first sheriff of the newly formed county and Wattron worked under him as a deputy. He once worked as a teacher and editor until being sworn in as second-in-command. A year later in , it was the first official.

      The Western Peace Officer (Paperback). The role of the lawman in the development of the American West has been distorted by an overabundance of dime. The role of the lawman in the development of the American West has been distorted by an overabundance of dime novels, pulp westerns, Hollywood films, and television programs. Myth has merged with reality, and the stereotype of the badge-packing, .


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Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, "Please retry" — — — Paperback — Author: Lyle Johnston. Frank Wattron, Holbrook lawman [Lyle Johnston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Lyle Johnston. Frank Wattron entered his lawman career after winning a half-interest in this combined drugstore and saloon in Holbrook, Arizona Territory.

He stands in the doorway, surrounded by friends. – Courtesy Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Frank Wattron.

Frank Wattron arrived in Holbrook injust three years after the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad (Santa Fe) arrived and the name was changed from Horsehead Crossing. It was located where the Rio Puerco emptied into the Little Colorado River.

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See more ideas about Old west, Wild west, Old west photos pins. When Navajo County was formed, Owens was appointed as its first sheriff, a position he held until Frank Wattron was elected to the post in Inthe county erected a new courthouse that would become the scene of a number of notorious trials over the years.

Holbrook in had a dozen or so frame shacks lined up along the railroad tracks on Center Street. The Little Colorado River or Rio Chiquito Colorado ran just south of town. A half-dozen saloons, two or three stores, and a post office lined the south side of the tracks.

Commodore Perry Owens was born in Hawkins County, Tennessee on the 29th July to Oliver H. Perry and his wife Lettie Perniecy West Owen.

There is some controversy over how a gunfighter got the first name of Commodore, a name that would mark him out for the rest of his life. There was obviously a need for law enforcement in the Holbrook area and Sheriff Commodore Perry Owens is credited with bringing it to the wild and crusty town in Within a couple of years, he and his deputy, Frank Wattron, had rid the country of the worst of the outlaw gangs.

Buy The Western Peace Officer: A Legacy of Law and Order by Prassel, Frank Richard online on at best prices. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible : Frank Richard Prassel. Frank J. Wattron – When Navajo County, Arizona was first formed inCommodore Perry Owens was appointed as its first sheriff, and beneath him worked Deputy Frank J.

Wattron, a former school teacher and editor. However, during the first sheriff’s election the following year, Owens moved on and his deputy, Frank Wattron was elected to the post in   Holbrook in had a dozen or so frame shacks lined up along the railroad tracks on Center Street.

The Little Colorado River ran just south of town. A half-dozen saloons, two or three stores, and a post office lined the south side of the tracks.

By the 's, Sheriff Commodore Owens and his Holbrook deputy, Frank Wattron, had rid the country of the worst of the outlaw gangs. The towns were relatively peaceful, but cattle thieves still plagued the giant Hashknife.

Even if rustlers were tracked down and arrested, the cases were usually dismissed for lack of witnesses. George Smiley was the first legal execution in the new county, Smiley was given a 30 day reprieve after the first invitation was found to be to cheerful, then hung by the neck, Sheriff Deputy Hoyer Bargman pulling the lever and was buried in the Holbrook Cemetery.

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Sheriff Frank Wattron received a letter from President McKinley informing him of his disgust with the Sheriff’s actions. Sheriff Wattron had sent out fancy invitations for the hanging of George Smiley.

Holbrook was a rough and tumble town in its early years and the. Smiley made history as the first man to hang in Holbrook. Sheriff Frank Wattron, anxious to show something for himself, sent out 50 fancy invitations reading, "You are hereby cordially invited to attend the hanging of one GEORGE SMILEY, MURDERER.

His soul will be swung into eternity on Dec. 8,at 2 o'clock p.m., sharp. Sheriff Frank Wattron was not one to let an irony go by unnoticed. In all the bloody history of Navajo and Apache counties, no man had ever been legally hanged. — GALLOWS HUMOR FAILS LAWMAN — The sheriff of Navajo County, Arizona Territory, sat at his desk scribbling on a sheet of paper in an effort to find the right words for a special invitation he planned to issue.

Minutes later, Sheriff Frank Wattron smiled, please at the clever way he worded the invite to attend the hanging of back-shooter George Smiley.download The Western Peace Officer: A Legacy of Law and Order, read online The Western Peace Officer: A Legacy of Law and Order, kindle ebook The Western Peace Officer: A Legacy of Law and Order, The Western Peace Officer: A Legacy of Law and Order 3b4e6ae The Role Of The Lawman In The Development Of The American West Has Been Distorted By An Overabund.F.

J. Wattron Sheriff Navajo Holbrook, Arizona Territory In November,the new courthouse jail was holding one of its most notable prisoners, a murderer named George Smiley.

Convicted of having killed a railroad section foreman named McSweeney, Smiley was scheduled to hang on December 8, At this time Arizona law required that the county sheriff send "invitations" of executions.