Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Battle of Turkey Creek Canyon: Ketchum Gang Vs. A Cimarron Sheriff’s Posse

Elzy Lay
(True West) Three suspected train robbers are in camp at their remote hide-out at Turkey Creek Canyon in New Mexico Territory.
Tipped off by a sighting (and a snitch), a seven-man posse out of Cimarron rides to the stronghold and dismounts when campfire smoke is spotted curling up through the trees.
The posse members get into position: three lawmen climb a ridge left of the camp and the other four deploy up the north side of the creek bottom. A half-dressed outlaw, Elzy Lay, comes into their view. With a canteen in his hand, Lay approaches a pool of water in the nearly dry creek bottom. Continued

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