Gunfighter/Lawman/Gambler Bat Masterson: He Forever Changed the West

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To Bat Masterson, gunslingers were hoodlums who killed for fun. He used guns to enforce the law or defend a friend. In the end, he’d achieved a feat almost none of the Old West legends had attained: he lived to see old age. Here to tell the story of Bat Masterson is the best Old West storyteller in the country, Dr. Roger McGrath.

Photo: (L-R) Bat in 1879, age 26; Bat circa 1911 in New York City