Wild Bill Hickok
Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

Was Wild Bill Hickok ever a Deputy U.S. Marshal? Hickok joined the army in April 1861. In 1864 he was working as a policeman for a Capt. Squires in...

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Gunpowder and Smoke

Gunpowder and Smoke

The West was immense, and frontier law enforcement sparse.  Wise individuals carried firearms and knew how to use them. Some men and women became...

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Wild Bill

Wild Bill

Wild Bill Hickok was very likely a good marksman with a handgun, which was something of a rarity on the frontier; he also was supposedly a very...

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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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The Pistoleer

The Pistoleer

Wild Bill Hickok's reputation as a gunfighter may be blown out of proportion but there's no doubt, he was an excellent shot. He put a bullet in the...

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