Fred J. Dodge
|Fred J. Dodge|
August 24, 1854|
Butte County, California
|Died||December 16, 1938
|Known for||Wells Fargo detective; Constable, Tombstone, Arizona|
Frederick J. Dodge (August 29, 1854 — December 16, 1938) was an undercover Wells Fargo detective, a constable in Tombstone, Arizona, and Texas cattleman. He was born in Spring Valley in northern Butte County, California and was raised in Sacramento.
He worked as undercover agent for Wells Fargo in California, Nevada and Arizona. In December 1879, he was working in Tombstone, Arizona and recommended that Wyatt Earp be hired as a guard and messenger for the stage line. The two quickly became good friends and Dodge supported Wyatt and his brothers in their troubles in Tombstone that led up to the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and afterward. He and Wyatt remained friends the rest of their lives.
- Dodge, Fred; Lake, Carolyn. Under Cover for Wells Fargo: The Unvarnished Recollections of Fred Dodge. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
- Weiser, Kathy (January 2010). "Fred Dodge - Undercover Detective". Legends of America. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
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