Miss Amy Landreth precedes her father's Texas Circle Star outfit to Dodge City. Originally from Mississippi where her mother died during the Civil War, she has no use for Kansas and Yankees such as Earp. Earp is forced to intercede on behalf of the Dodge House owner Mr. Cromwell when she hires Lafe Harin to shoot Mr. Cromwell who suggested she might wish to move to another hotel. When the Circle Star outfit arrives, they start shooting up the town forcing Earp to arrest them. Amy points out that the Abilene Marshal Smith controlled his town without guns. Earp makes an agreement with Major Landreth that he and Shotgun will forgo their guns if the Circle Star does as well. Both sides stick to the agreement but the Circle Star men still decide to take on Earp and Shotgun with fists. When the results don't suit Amy, she takes steps on her own to bring down Earp for reasons known to her and Earp.
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The same easily recognizable mystery/development musical rift from Sea Hunt is part of this broadcast's musical score. See more
Bitterness engendered by the Civil War had not yet faded in the Dodge City of 1879. Marshal Wyatt Earp was a Yankee from Illinois. Most of the cow hands and cattlemen who drove from Texas to the Kansas cow towns had been ruined by the war. Many of them were rightly angered by the bloody shirts who managed reconstruction in the South. Marshal Earp was determined to make peace. And on one occasion, he risked his own life in a strange agreement with the Johnny Rebs.
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more