November 20, 2022
    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

At times, the black-hatted “villains” and white-hatted “good guys” of the Old West were one and the same. Often it was difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish who was who. Sheriff Wyatt Earp stole horses and ran brothels. Justice Hoodoo Brown and Deputy JJ Webb ruled Las Vegas as leaders of the Dodge City Gang until they were run out of town by citizens fed up with their type of justice. “Mysterious” Dave Mather and even two of the Dalton Gang spent time behind a badge, as well as behind bars. Hear from the author! Melody Groves will join book club virtually to introduce When Outlaws Wore Badges and share her inspiration and add insight to some of the West’s most memorable frontier characters. Register by November 17. REGISTER