Shadows and doubts in the tale(s) of Frank Reid
October 26, 2022
The order came from the darkness as a lone figure traveled down a moonlit Sweet Home street.
Instead of stopping, the figure turned. Shots from his gun rang out in the silence. More came from the town’s lawman, who had set up a roadblock to catch a thief. A running gunfight ensued, the sounds of which awakened the sleeping town.
Thus starts Scenario No. 1.
Meanwhile, miles away – and reflecting events from an earlier era – a tombstone in a cemetery near Skagway, Alaska, reads: “Frank F. Reid, Died July 20, 1898. He gave his life for the honor of Skagway.”
And how did F...