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Bartholomew William Barclay Masterson born November 26, 1853

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Bat Masterson

Bat Masterson was a prominent lawman, gambler, saloon keeper and sports writer of the American West. He was a good friend of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp.


Born in Canada on November 26, 1853, Bat Masterson began working as a buffalo hunter and army scout in 1873. Over the next decade, Masterson was a lawman, saloon keeper and gambler. During this time, he befriended legendary lawman Wyatt Earp in both Dodge City, Kansas, and Tombstone, Arizona. Masterson spent his later years in New York City, working as a sports and features writer for various publications. He died in New York City on October 25, 1921.





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