KNEW HARRY LONGBAUGH
[From J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, October, 1928]
Eldorado, Texas, Aug. 27, 1928.J. Marvin Hunter, Bandera, Texas.
Dear Sir:—I have just received the September number of Frontier Times, and I am enclosing a money order for $1.50. Please advance my subscription for another year. I was interested in the account of the Hole in the Wall Gang of outlaws, and will tell you what I know of one member of that gang. In the eighties I was working for the Suffolk Cattle Co., of Wyoming. Their ranch, the AV, was located on the Cheyenne river at the mouth of Lodge Pole. In 1887 a boy about 16 or 18 years old, came to the ranch hunting work; he said his name was Harry Longbaugh and that he was from Colorado. Our foreman, J. B. Crawford, put him to wrangling horses, and the first week on the round-up he whipped three horse wranglers about the best grazing ground for our remuda, and came very near wrapping our Dutch cook for calling him Longdoy. After that the cooks and horse-wranglers did not step on his toes. He got on fine until we got back to the ranch, when the sheriff from Husk, Wyoming, arrested him for robbing an old man of $80, but he got away that night and this is the first that I have heard of him since then. I like your magazine fine, and recommend it to all the old timers as it recalls many things that have not been thought of for years. It is a great pleasure to read about the heroic deeds of the men and women who blazed the way for future generations. Keep it coming.
SAM W. MATHER
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