Doc Holliday, the True Story

doc-holliday-in-prescott-blog2One of the Doc Holliday legends is that he killed some blacks who were swimming in a family pond in Georgia.

The truth, according to Doc’s cousin Susan McKey Thomas, was that in 1872, Doc and his two uncles (one of them Ms. Thomas’ father) did discover a group of black kids playing in the swimming hole.  Doc got angry—but he shot over their heads. Nobody was hurt.

Not long after, Doc made his trek west.  It’s doubtful his departure was a result of the swimming hold incident.

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