At this time, Dodge City was the place to be for businessmen as it was the last stop for cattle drives along the cattle trails. Wyatt Earp did well in the brothel business, but the lure of the law called to him once more and he was appointed Assistant Marshall in 1876 and became City Marshall in 1878, though there is evidence that he did some traveling between these two appointments and possibly spent time in Texas where he met Doc Holliday, who saved Wyatt's life when he was surrounded by "Desperadoes," most likely in a gambling disagreement.
- "Hot Lead to Scandal." The Real West. The History Channel. Aired August 6, 2012. Originally aired 1992. Running Time: 50 min.
- Trachtman, Paul. The Old West: The Gunfighters. Time Life Books. Canada: 1976.