Have you ever heard of an outlaw called “Three-Shooter Bill?”

ask-the-marshallEd Young

Dallas, Texas

“Three-Shooter Bill” was a two-bit outlaw and small time con man who earned his nickname because he was only half as bad as his crony, “Six-Shooter Bill.” He pursued his rackets in several small New Mexico towns. Few know the circumstances of his demise and fewer care.

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian. His books include The Arizona Trilogy and Law of the Gun.

If you have a question, write:

Ask the Marshall

PO Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327

or e-mail him at marshall.trimble@sccmail.maricopa.edu

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