Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Monday, 30 March 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Monday
Low  44°
High 82°
Tuesday
Low  50°
High 83°
Wednesday
Low  48°
High 88°
Thursday
Low  40°
High 74°
Friday
Low  35°
High 59°
Saturday
Low  43°
High 68°
Sunday
Low  48°
High 75°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 65°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Stolen Wyatt Earp Police Docket Returned To Dodge City
12/07/2009

A little bit of Wild West history is back in Kansas. After being stolen nearly 60 years ago, an old police docket book that dates back to the 1870’s is finally back in Dodge City.

The ledger was used by legendary lawman Wyatt Earp and James Masterson. The book had been stolen back in the 1950’s and was recently recovered with help from the FBI.

"They saw this as iconic, and if there was only one thing that Boot Hill Museum and Ford County and the Dodge City Historical Society and all of us can share the information from, this would be it -- I mean this would be that one thing,” said George Laughead, president of the Ford County Historical Society.

Open it up and what you’ll see is mostly a log of misdemeanors. The document, in perfect shape, gives us a deeper look at what society was really like in the Wild West.

Officials say the docket book is worth $100,000, but for many, it’s priceless.

For current Sheriff Dean Bush, the book’s return is the highlight of his career. He’s keeping a close eye on it so Dodge City doesn’t lose the important piece of history again.

"I would hate for it to disappear again, there's been an awful lot of work and effort into getting it back,” Bush said.

The docket was found after a year-long investigation that included the FBI. Officials found it after someone tried to sell it on the Internet.

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Stabbing Leads To An Arrest
LPD Makes Arrest In Death Investigation
Find Out "What's Happening In Liberal"
10 Finalists Named in Rotary Cub Grocery Grab
State and USDA Unveil Plans to Help Kansans Get Back to Work
Food Stamp Program Discussion To Be Held
Redskins Ground Eagles in Baseball Opener
Baker Arts Center Receives Grant
Voter Citizenship Lawsuit Filed With The Supreme Court
Plan Advances To Allow Conceal Carry Without Permit
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Poetry Contest At SCCC/ATS
Saints Sweep Rose State
Seward Softball Blows Past Storm
Saints Tennis Falls Short in Battle of Titans
Garden City Tank Manufacturing Plant Cuts 80 Jobs
LPD Makes Arrest In Death Investigation
More Seasoned Borger Trips Up LHS
LHS To Host Open House
SCCC/ATS Development Office To Host Open House
Redskins Ground Eagles in Baseball Opener
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group