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    Wild West arrest warrants

    Four Texas Warrants signed by El Paso County Deputy William J. Ten Eyck. Each is one page (front and back), partly printed, 8.5" x 7", all dated 1895 or 1897, El Paso County, Texas. These warrants (three arrest warrants and one subpoena) are for J. J. Taylor, Joe Dwyer, J. M. Dwyer, S. A. Bardy, Ed Vecque, J. D. Melton, and Phil Baker. The warrants concern the crimes of gambling (one charges, "Exhibiting a gaming table and bank for the purpose of gaming on or about May 1st 1895"). All are signed by El Paso County Deputy William J. Ten Eyck.

    After the railroads arrived in the early 1880s, El Paso became a boomtown full of gambling houses, dance halls, brothels, and saloons and known for its lawlessness. During the 1890s, this border town attempted to clean up its image. These warrants were part of that attempt. Three have blind embossed seals of El Paso County, Texas. Fine. Ex. Richard C. Marohn Collection.

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