“Quick Shot” Scott Davis

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Wyoming Invaders

They nicknamed Scott Davis “Quick Shot” because of his skill with weapons—especially over the 15 years he rode shotgun on stages in the Dakotas and Wyoming.  But he didn’t live up to the name in April 1892.

Davis was one of the Wyoming Invaders (in photo) in the Johnson County War.  While the group laid siege to two small ranchers (who were later killed), a horseman rode nearby. Davis could have taken him out, but he hesitated.  The rider managed to get help; the invasion was over.  Davis ended up as a railroad detective.

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