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A Lead Pipe Cinch

A Lead Pipe Cinch

The strange marker at an outlaw grave. After the failed Dalton Gang raid on Coffeyville, Kansas on October 5, 1892, local residents were angry. So...

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The San Patricio

The San Patricio

The San Patricios were a battalion of mostly Irish Catholic immigrants who deserted the American Army and fought with the Mexican Army in the War...

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Fame Delayed

Fame Delayed

A gunfight didn’t reach recognition for two years. July 1865. In one of the only face-to-face gunfights in Old West history, Wild Bill Hickok kills...

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Bronc Busting

Bronc Busting

I heard an old cowboy say, “The trick to breaking a horse is to climb on and keep getting bucked off until the horse gets bored.” It’s hard to say...

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Aces and Eights

Aces and Eights

The question about what hand Wild Bill Hickok was holding has come up a number of times here's how the late Joe Rosa, Hickok's biographer explains...

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