“What are we doing here?”

Fort Dakota Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: “Greetings Captain Lincoln,” Chris Earp wickedly smiled, “How do you feel about your next assignment being Fort Leavenworth’s prison?”

 “You haven’t that much influence,” Lincoln weakly replied—he knew he was finished. 

“You know better,” Wyatt rejoined, “You’ll not see daylight for a very long time.” Continue reading

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“Greetings Captain Lincoln…”

Fort Dakota Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: Captain Boomer & Company were riding not far away from where Red Eagle destroyed the small wagon train.

“Everything looks normal here.”

“It does, Boomer,” Mac replied, “I think we need to check the lower road.” Continue reading

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“They’re still warm—let’s ride!”

Fort Dakota Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: After which—Marshal Taylor administered the oath of office, concluding with, “Now—we have our work cut-out for us.”

“How so?” Chris asked.

“We have word that a number of Sioux operating on the Wyoming side of the Black Hills—and their heading this way,” he replied, “You are tasked with finding them—before they get here.” Continue reading

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They were now hunting for more victims.

Fort Dakota Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: Boomer & Joey delivered their prisoners to “Willie” Taylor, “They’re all yours, Marshal.”

“Thank you, I think,” Taylor replied, “Who are you fellows?”

“We’re bounty-hunters,” Boomer replied, “We saw a poster claiming these fellows were wanted.” Continue reading

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“I know a renegade Sioux who might be interested.”

Fort Dakota Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: City Marshal William “Willie” Taylor heard someone enter his office as he was doing the necessary paperwork, “Hello, I’m Tyrone Marshal Mathers, and am wondering if you’d hire me as a deputy.”

“Have you any experience?” Taylor asked (without his stutter—imagine that).

“Practical experience,” Mathers replied, “I managed a saloon back in Duluth, Minnesota.” Continue reading

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“You fellas ain’t a-gonna survive this.”

Fort Dakota Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: Wyatt and Chris Earp returned to Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon, along with Debra, Linda, and Ralph.

“Where are Janet Smith, and Willie Jones?” Chris Earp asked. Continue reading

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“SURPRISE!”

Fort Dakota Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: Captain Boomer and Company patrolled for many, many miles along the RR line—and found no bad guys.

“Well—this is fun!”

“You think, Joey,” Mac replied, “What you call fun—would be getting ambushed?” Continue reading

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“GET OUT—NOW!”

Fort Dakota Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: “Gee,” Mac grinned, “I wonder what my old friend General Whitcomb thinks about that?”

“You know General McKinley, Sergeant Major?”

“He was Colonel McKinley when we served together during the war.” Continue reading

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“Pleased to meet you, Captain Lincoln—How may I help you?”

Fort Dakota Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: Captain Boomer and Captain Lincoln arrived at Fort Dakota.

“Friendly Natives, Captain?”

“They are quite friendly—and a necessary ally,” Boomer replied, “There simply not enough regular troopers to patrol the Black Hills.” Continue reading

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Chris has a plan…

Manhunt Banner ©J. BoardmanPreviously: “Welcome gentlemen!” Janet Smith exclaimed, “We’ve been looking forward to your arrival.”

Travis Johnson, Willie McGraw, Hal Barber, Eric Wilson, and Fred Thompson—all tipped their respective hats—Johnson was the first to speak, “Thank you, Ma’am, we’re looking forward to learn more about your operation.”

“You all have reservations at the hotel in Deadwood,” Willie Jones said, “Once you get settled-in—take some time exploring Deadwood—and then acquaint yourselves with our Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon.”

“As I understand it,” Hal Barber said, “We’ll be working there as bouncers.”

“Yes—and gamblers,” Smith replied, “In fact mostly as gamblers who beat the odds and win some decent money.”

“But—we don’t keep our winnings.”

“Yup.”

Season 17—Adventure 11—MANHUNT—Episode 10… Scene 1… Inside Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon… It HAD to happen—sooner or later, one man who believed he’d been cheated out of his money by the in-house gamblers.

He hadn’t, but that didn’t matter—he came-in shooting with several of his friends.

Shootout at Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon ©J. BoardmanHe hadn’t, but that didn’t matter—he came-in shooting with several of his friends.

House gamblers Travis Johnson, Willie McGraw, Hal Barber & Eric Wilson were all shot—with McGraw and Johnson killed.

It had been at least five years since there had been a shooting resulting in so many wounded and killed in the saloon.

Janet Smith & Willie Jones just knew their time in Deadwood was about over, “We must leave now, Willie!”

“Let’s go,” Willie replied.

In all the excitement—nobody noticed that they left.

Episode 10… Scene 2… Outside Fort Dakota… Captain Boomer and Captain Lincoln arrived at Fort Dakota.

Captain Boomer and Captain Lincoln arrived at Fort Dakota ©J. BoardmanCaptain Boomer and Captain Lincoln arrived at Fort Dakota.

“Friendly Natives, Captain?”

“They are quite friendly—and a necessary ally,” Boomer replied, “There simply not enough regular troopers to patrol the Black Hills.”

“I expect that means the Wyoming part as well.”

“Exactly,” Lt. Jerkovich replied, “So we’re stretched very thin.”

Episode 10… Scene 3… Inside the Posse Hideout… Chris has a plan… It had been only a day or so since Captain Boomer and company had been mustered into the local militia—and he just sent a telegram.

“Boomer and the others will not be returning anytime soon,” Wyatt began, “And the Deadwood town marshal has been bought and paid-for by the criminal element here in Deadwood. “We’ll remain here and clean-up the town.”

“That sounds like fun!” Chris exclaimed.

Inside the Posse Hideout Chris has a plan ©J. Boardman“That sounds like fun!”

“You have a warped sense of fun, m’dear,” Wyatt replied.

“Thank you.”

This ends another RIVETING ADVENTURE—But our story? Our story will be Continued…

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