Texas Landmarks and Legacies - Today in Texas History
Vol 8, No 298 October 25, 1921 Tuesday Evening
Bat Masterson Collapses, Dies at his Desk
King of the Road, Roger Miller dies
NASHVILLE TN Click Here to follow "Roger Miller" back in Time  (1992)     On this date in 1992, Roger Miller died. He is remembered for smash hits as "Dang Me", "King of the Road", "Chug-a-Lug", "You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Heard" and "Husbands and Wives". See "Roger Miller" Page 1D

Famous Lawman Dies
NEW YORK CITY Click Here to follow "Bat Masterson" back in Time(1921)   On the morning of October 25, 1921, famous Dodge City lawman, and author, Bat Masterson sat down to his desk in New York City, to write his column, when he died of a heart attack. His last typewritten words were "There are those who argue that everything breaks even in this old dump of a world of ours. I suppose these ginks who argue that way hold that because the rich man gets ice in the summer and the poor man gets it in the winter things are breaking even for both. Maybe so, but I'll swear I can't see it that way." Following a colorful career as a lawman in the West, he relocated to New York, where President Teddy Roosevelt soon appointed him Deputy US Marshall. He continued writing his column until his death in 1921. More of "Bat Masterson" on the Web