Manuscripts/Mixed Material [E. F. Forsgard]
“The cowboys would come in with herds and stop here and get drunk and shoot and yell around some, but nobody paid any attention to them. If they shot out any show windows in the stores their boss man would go around to the merchants and ask them what the damage was and pay it. If the cowboys got to shooting too much, the storekeepers would put up heavy wooden shutters before the windows, and then the boys wouldn't see any glas to shoot at.
“Lots of gambling went on. It was a regular business. There were several men who had saloons and gambling halls, usually the gambling places were in a room over the saloon. These men were square-shooters, they had their families here and they were treated like any other respected citizens of the town. If they caught any of their dealers or any player cheating or playing a crooked game, they would tell him that he had to get out, and would ask him where he wanted to go, and when he told them they would buy him a ticket there, put him on the stage and see that he left town. They wouldn't allow any toughs to stay in town or any cheap gamblers. If any came in, they would tell them to get out in twenty-four hours, and if he didn't, they ran him out.
“Four or five or six of these big gamblers would sometimes get together in one of their places and play poker. Sometimes the game would run for as long as a week. If one of them wanted to leave the game for awhile to take a nap or go out in town, he'd count up the money he had, the banker would make a note of it, and the gambler would stack it to one side on the table, and it would be there when he came back, even if he was gone a day or two.
“A lot of gambling would go on right on the square. The cowboys,