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Video Review - Travel Channel - Mysteries at the Museum - Outlaw Marshal

Mysteries at the Museum - Season 5 Episode 5: Outlaw Marshal

Release date: January 30, 2014

Description:

"Don Wildman investigates a deadly weapon from the Wild West that played a central role in a duplicitous plot, a device that sustained one man's unbelievable quest for survival on the high seas, and a set of 5 glimmering gemstones linked to a supposed land of riches that hypnotized some of the wealthiest men of their day."

Highlights:

July 1882 - Caldwell, Kansas - town is plagued by violence. City marshal is gunned down. Former Texas deputy marshal, Henry Brown, brings order to the town with his strict moral code (he doesn't drink, smoke or gamble).

Henry Brown seems to lead an ordinary life - he settles down, marries and then a month later he takes a leave of absence.

April 30, 1884 - Medicine Lodge - four men try to rob a bank but the safedoor is locked. They try to escape but a possee quickly forms and traps them in a ravine. Henry Brown is among those four outlaws. When he tries to escape, he's shot dead. The other three are hung for thievery and murder. Apparently the stress of his new life and mounting debts had led Brown to this end.

Interestingly, Brown had ridden with Billy the Kid in New Mexico. He was guilty of 2 charges of murder and horse thieving.

You can watch this episode on the Travel Channel Website:   Link to the episode

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