Category Archives: Old West Shoot-Outs and Hold-Ups

Assumption, Oklahoma: The Final Chapter

For the past six months or so, all had been well in Assumption. In fact, the town had been prospering and expanding with new entrepreneurs and tradesmen coming into the area to lay down roots. As a mid-sized stopover town … Continue reading

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A Foreigner Saves Assumption

It was midday and many of the townsfolk were out working the fields or conducting business outside of town. The Assumption Vigilence Committee had become very confident in their ability to protect the town and its citizens from outlaws and … Continue reading

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The Arrival of a Foreigner

It was a warm afternoon in September when the foreigner entered Assumption. He approached from the west on foot, carrying his meagre belongings over his shoulder. Those who witnessed his arrival couldn’t help but stare. Most of them had never … Continue reading

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Geek Day Diary Entry #5: "Death in the Streets of Assumption"

Dear Diary; We had decided as a group to take a Geek Day break in August. The summers are short here in Newfoundland, and it can be quite a shame to waste one of our rare, hot Saturdays stuck inside … Continue reading

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Corporal Moses Peachtree Meets His Maker

Sheriff Tom Gunne and his men were not feeling their most charitable near the end of Summer. After rescuing Miss Sue Ellen from the clutches of the Philadelphia Kid and the rest of the Black Cole Elgin Gang, the Preacher … Continue reading

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Damsel in Distress

After the massacre at Green Ridge, the Assumption Defenders were still left with the unresolved issue of Miss Sue Ellen’s abduction. With a couple of hired killers from the East in tow, Sheriff Gunne and his men headed into the … Continue reading

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The Green Ridge Massacre

The Assumption Defenders were en route to save Miss Sue Ellen and the Rev’d Hargraves from the clutches of the Black Cole Elgin Gang (see previous post – J), when the Tom Gunne heard shots being fired near the old … Continue reading

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