What do you have to do to get famous?
Number ONE, document it!
1. Kit Carson is famous for only one reason; Capt Fremont wrote
about him and the news spread back east.
There were many many famous scouts/trappers/hunters, California
Joe...Fitzgerald (crooked hand or broken hand), Jim Bridger, Joe
Walker, George Nidiver, but ONLY ONE KIT CARSON! Because he had a
promoter...someone who advertised for him.
2. Wyatt Earp is famous because of the writer Ned Buntline and
Earp's shooting incident in Arizona in 1881 (OK Corrall). Earp
spent only a few years as a law man, most of his life he was a bar
owner, boxing referee, prospector, and real estate man. But he's
remembered for being a law man because SOMEONE WROTE ABOUT HIM!