Boone May is not the biggest name in Old West annals, but he was a terror to outlaws in the 1870s—first as a shotgun messenger for the Cheyenne and Black Hills Stage & Express Company and later as a deputy US marshal.
He was on a Deadwood Coach that was held up near Robber’s Roost, Wyoming in 1878. He had to give up because women and children were present. Days later, he ran into one of the bandits in Deadwood; a gunfight ensued, and while May was wounded, he managed to take down the outlaw.
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