A war has broken out in Finney County between the Finney gang and the homesteaders who are organized as the Grangers. The Finney organization has faked land deeds to the land owned by the Grangers. Grangers have been killed by ambush so they have taken to hanging Finney members at Santa Fe water stops. Dan Christy of the Santa Fe asks Earp to investigate the situation as the railroad can't take sides. Earp agrees to go if the railroad supplies a posse if he needs one and the Army is called in as backup. Earp rides into Garden City where Sheriff Johnson believes Earp is there to help the Finneys. He soon learns that Earp is there to enforce the law as Earp leaves town with the Grangers led by Sam 'Deacon' Burns. Burns against the wishes of the Grangers agrees to give Earp time to investigate. Earp returns to Garden City where he steals the book of land deeds from the Sheriff. The Finneys led by Judge Prentiss and Sheriff Johnson decide to attack the Burns farm. The Grangers are laying ...
Did You Know?
Many bitter things have been written about the Western railroads and some of their tactics in the 70s were questionable. What is now known as the Santa Fe War or the Finney County War was started by corrupt land speculators in Finney County who tried to drive honest farmers off the land they had bought from the Santa Fe Railroad. Dodge City was a Santa Fe town - and still is. Wyatt Earp had many friends among the railroad men. But Wyatt had to know the truth - and the truth ...
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more