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BELIEVE IT OR GET A SHARP STICK IN YOUR EYE

THE MILD MILD WEST

THE BODY COUNT WASN'T AS HIGH AS YOU THOUGHT.
GOOD MEN BECAME BAD MEN - BAD MEN BECAME OLD MEN
EXCEPT FOR WILD BILL AND BILLY THE KID (WHICH IS JUST
AS WELL SINCE  "BILLY THE GERIATRIC' SOUNDS SILLY).
Man with eye patch
Our first believer

1. In 1911, at the age of  63, Wyatt Earp was arrested for vagrancy in Los Angeles. He died of  prostate cancer at the age of  79!

2. Mexican American Gunfighter/ Lawman/ Lawyer Elfego Baca was born the year the Civil War ended (1865) and died two months after the first atomic test (1945). 80 years.

3. TOMBSTONE ARIZONA  reported 5 homicides in 1881. Three of these were victims of the O.K. Corral shooting. This was Tombstone's most violent year in the nineteenth century. 

4. The "gunfight" at the O.K. Corral lasted less than a minute, resulted in three deaths and took place entirely outside the corral proper.

5. DEADWOOD S. DAKOTA in it's most violent year (1881)  recorded only three killings, one of which was Wild Bill Hickok.

6. Wm Bonney a.k.a. Billy the Kid was born in NEW YORK CITY!

Riders on horseback. New York City!

7. After being shot by an assassin while playing a game of pool, Morgan Earp's dying words were: "I  guess that's the last game of pool I play".

8. Geo. Custer had his trademark hair shorn before his rendezvous with death at Little Big Horn.

9. Emmet Dalton of the Dalton Bros. died in Hollywood California at the age of 66.

10. Before his death in Deadwood, Wild Bill served as Marshall of ABILENE KANSAS,  where he was responsible for 100% of the killings in 1871. 50% of which was his deputy who ran up behind Wild Bill after he had just shot the first 50%.

John Troesser

 
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