When Bat meets cowboys on a trail drive, he discovers that a gambler has appropriated his name and set up a casino called "Masterson's Arcadia Club" where all the ranch hands passing through town lose all their money playing crooked games.
In 1882 Bat is in Texas moving a herd of Mexican cattle north to sell in Kansas. He wants to sell his herd for a quick profit to an experienced trial boss Clark Chisum who is moving his own herd to Kansas. As soon as Bat introduces himself to trail hand Jeb Mitchell at Chisum's camp, Jeb knocks Bat out. When he awakens, Bat finds himself surrounded by a group of angry trail hands wanting their money back. Chisum breaks up the scuffle but he is no fan of Bat. He tells Bat that last September his men lost their money in Liberal, Kansas in a saloon owned by Bat named Masterson's Arcadia Club. Bat denies any knowledge of it saying he was in Tombstone, Arizona with Wyatt Earp at that time. Bat and Chisum agree to drive their herds together to Liberal, Kansas where Bat can prove his innocence and get the men's money back. At Liberal he goes under the name Bill Masters with Jeb and his own man Rod to the saloon. He soon loses $500 and the trio lands in jail after being told Masterson is ... Written by
Texas, 1883. When a hungry North made it profitable to buy Mexican cattle and trail them the tortuous miles to the Kansas rail head, a man with a few dollars and a lot of grit stood to make a fortune, such as Bat Masterson, the man who became a legend in his own time
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