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Bass Reeves Commemoration Three Rivers Museum and Legacy Keepers R Us will commemorate the life of U. S. Deputy Marshal and Muskogee Policeman, Bass Reeves, at 5:30 pm. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin, Muskogee.
Reeves, who served 32 years in law enforcement in Indian Territory and for the State of Oklahoma and City of Muskogee, died in Muskogee in January of 1910. Muskogee now has honorary street signage along his famous walking beat along 2nd Street which also was home to Muskogee's Black Business District prior to Integration.
During his career, Bass Reeves is credited with arresting more than 3,000, with 40 or more shootouts resulting in 14 deaths of dangerous criminals. Annually Bass Reeves Legacy Days and Western History Conference is held in July with an interactive trolley tour featuring costumed characters that share their experiences with the lawman, speakers, authors, and other activities highlighting the numerous outlaws and lawmen of the western era.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Three Rivers Museum, 918-686-6624 or email@example.com or on Facebook.
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