And The Horse You Came in On! Cowboy Dick Lloyd rode his horse into a bar…

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Fort Thomas, Arizona.

Dick Lloyd was one of the Cochise County Cow-boys, a tough guy with a hair trigger.  But he rode into trouble in March 1881.

Drunk, feisty and just off a cattle drive, Lloyd and some pals went into O’Neil’s saloon in Ft. Thomas (photo).  He shot and wounded former justice of the peace Ed Mann. Lloyd then got his horse and tried to ride into the bar.  Some accounts say Curly Bill Brocius ended the tomfoolery by gunning Lloyd down. Others say saloon owner Jack O’Neil was the one who did it. Lloyd died in any case.

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Mark Boardman

Mark Boardman is the features editor for True West Magazine as well as the editor of The Tombstone Epitaph. He also serves as pastor for Poplar Grove United Methodist Church in Indiana.