Mike Teague is trying to start a stagecoach route over the same route Dan Woodruff is using. After Woodruff stops TEague by force, Teague and Woodruff decide to put together their own armies of gunfighters. Teague asks Bat to join and Bat agrees if he can get a leave of absence. Bat tells Earp there is an opening for him as well but Earp explains that the fight is likely to end in a serious gunfight which Earp wants to stop. He sends Bat to meet Amelia Woodruff who is hiring men for her father and offers Bat and Earp a job on their side. While on the street, Earp and Bat catch Woodruff's men robbing Teague and see them give the money to Woodruff. Earp arrests Teague and Woodruff for inciting a riot and confiscates the money. The mayor fires Earp and Bat from their city jobs for not releasing them. However, the men on each side start a gunfight on Front Street. Earp rides into the middle of it with the stolen money and entices the men to stop the fight and pick it up as he tosses it on... Written by
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Cattle wars and fights between railroad men and buffalo hunters were common in the lusty and brawling 1870s. But the great stage line fight known as the Tea-Woods Battle presented Marshal Wyatt Earp with something new in organized violence. Mike Teague and Dan Woodruff were bitter rivals in the stage line wagon and freight business. It was still a lucrative enterprise for short haul traffic which the railroads couldn't handle. The great network of short line steel, west of Kansas City, would ...