Luke Short

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Luke Short

Gunfighter, who had worked as a farmer, cowboy, whiskey peddler, army scout, dispatch rider, gambler, and saloon keeper at various times during the four decades of his life add

Category: Politics

Born in 1854.

Countries: United States (40%), Nebraska (33%), Kansas (27%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Kansas, Nebraska, United States Army

Linked to: Activision, United States Army, CBS, American Broadcasting Company




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Luke Short was born in 1854 add something


He traveled to Abilene, Kansas, in 1870, and attempted to make a living as a professional gambler add something


In 1876, he arrived in Sidney, Nebraska, where he obtained employment as a whiskey peddler add something


According to Ed Lemmon in "Boss Cowman," he was in Ogallala, Nebraska, the northern point of the Texas Trail, from 1877 to 1878 add something


Despite this, Short was hired as a scout for the United States Army cavalry and worked in that capacity from 1878 to 1879 add something


On February 28, 1881, outside the Oriental Saloon, Storms pulled a add something


In 1883, Short settled in Dodge City, Kansas, where he purchased a half interest in the now famous Long Branch Saloon, partnered with friend W. H. Harris add something


On a cold night of February 8, 1887, Courtright called Short out of the "White Elephant" saloon add something

Luke Short died in 1893 add something


Short died peacefully in bed in Geuda Springs in southern Kansas, on September 8, 1893 add something


Short was played by the actor Wally Cassell in a 1955 episode of the syndicated television series, "Stories of the Century", with Jim Davis in the starring role of railroad detective Matt Clark add something


On January 25, 1960, the actor Bob Steele played Short in the episode "The Terrified Town" of the CBS western television series, "The Texan", starring Rory Calhoun add something


"Luke Short: A Biography of one of the Old West's Most Colorful Gamblers and Gunfighters", Tombstone, AZ: Devil's Thumb Press, 1997 add something


Wally Cassell, the actor who portrayed Luke Short, died in Palm Desert, California on April 2, 2015 at the age of 103 add something