More than half a century after it went missing, the public will get a chance to see a historic Dodge City court docket Dec. 7.
The police docket book dating from the late 1870s contains notes and signatures of lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. It was recovered earlier this year after a yearlong investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Ford County Sheriff's Office.
Officials had been tipped off about the book when someone tried to sell it on the Internet.
The Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City is sponsoring a public viewing of the book from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the museum's Old House Saloon.
The ledger has an estimated auction value of $100,000 and contains details of court cases in Dodge City from 1878 to 1882.