• We are starting this time from the city in which the most famous lawman of the West began his career. (Name the lawman and what he is most known for…hint: a fifteen minute encounter)

    We are going to a city with a very tumultuous history:

    Destruction of most of the city in the 1870's said to have been caused by an animal.

    A labor movement demonstration in 1886 that erupted into a riot that cost the lives of seven police officers.

    Mafia activity in the 1920's and 1930's which included an especially heinous event on a holiday. (Name the event)

    A riot in the 1960's that ended up with burned out neighborhoods and conspiracy participants in prison.

    For easy extra credit, name the current most known person from this city.

    No cheating on Google! 😃


  • I can only guess Chicago. Al Capone was big in Chicago. St Valentine's Day massacre. Could the 60s riot be the Democratic convention in 68? That's all I can guess.

  • Chicago. Most famous person depends on who you ask. I would say Michael Jordan, but others may say the guy that currently resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  • Okay so I grew up in Chicago and that is my guess as well. The fire referred to is the Great Chicago fire supposedly caused by Mrs. Oleary's cow. The labor movement riot is the Haymarket Riot. The Mafia activity was bootlegging and resulted in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. The 1960's were a time of race riots and also the Democratic convention in which a bunch of demonstrators were jailed. The most recent famous person of course is President Obama. Oops I forgot the most famous lawman probably was Eliot Ness, who pulled down Al Capone on tax evasion charges. Did I get it all?

  • Eliot Ness is a great guess…however, he was a Treasury agent in the midwest.

    I am referring, in this case, to the city we are getting ready to leave and a lawman from the Old West, who had a very famous fifteen-minute event that is still talked about today and has been immortalized in many, many movies. The town he had this event in, while not anywhere near where we are or where we are going, was a ghost town until it was turned into a tourist trap in the past few decades. We are leaving the city in which this lawman began his career...and he was known to hang out with some rough characters. Extra, extra credit for naming the most famous nefarious character who was one of his closest friends...

    PS: We are heading to the Chicago area. Everyone nailed that one. 😃

  • Houston

    wow, good guesses everybody..

  • Okay so you left Tombstone and the lawman was … mmm ... at the OK Corral ... mmm ... Doc Holiday ... no no wait ... it was Wyat Earp!
    Did I get it?

  • Yes, the lawman was Wyatt Earp and his best friend notorious womanizer, gambler and gunslinger John Henry "Doc" Holliday. However, Mr. Earp did not get his start in Tombstone…that is the town in which he had the showdown at the OK Corral.

    We were in Dodge City, Kansas, where Mr. Earp started his career as a lawman and worked with Bat Masterson to bring peace to a chaotic cow and railroad town. He moved to Tombstone ostensibly to retire from law enforcement, but the murder of Marshall Fred White changed his mind.

    Dodge City is still a cow and railroad town, however, has added tourism to its list of revenue sources.

    It's one of those places in the US where you can feel the history and place yourself in days of old. (Pure opinion and personal experience.)

  • Okay so I don't know my western history as well as Chicago's 🙂

  • I love Chicago…most truckers think I'm a kook for having that opinion, but I've been known to go 75 miles out of my way just to sit in Chicago traffic. 😃

    There's a certain energy in Chicago I can't find anywhere else in the world. And yes, that says a lot...I've been in major cities from Tokyo to Prague (Praha) to Munich to Seoul as well as amost every major city in the US. There's just something about Chicago.

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