Show Low vs a Straight Flush

showlow-blogTwo ranchers, Corydon Cooley and Marion Clark, decided the valley they lived in wasn’t big enough for the both of them. They played a card game to see who would stay and who would leave. On July 4, 1876, they sat down and played Seven Up, a popular game with the cowboys in which the lowest card won. While dealing the cards, Clark said, “Mr. Cooley, if you can show low, you win.” Cooley turned over the deuce of clubs and replied, “Show low it is.” Most residents of Show Low are glad he didn’t call for a straight flush.

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