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Doc Holliday

New Year’s 1875 found Doc Holliday celebrating at the St. Charles Saloon in Dallas, once his home base but he had moved to Denison.  The revelries took a turn for the worse, however, when he traded shots with the bar owner, “Champagne Charlie” Austin.  Neither man was hurt.  Doc was arrested and charged with attempted murder; Austin was taken into custody by not indicted.

Doc went to trial on January 25, but it was a quick proceeding.  He was found not guilty later that day, and then he quickly got back to Denison.

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