In 1873, Arthur McCluskie was seeking revenge for the death of his brother two years earlier. He tracked down the killer, Hugh Anderson, in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and challenged him to a fight. The date: July 4. The weapons: pistols. The combatants met in the main street and opened fire; both were wounded before they ran out of bullets. But they weren’t done. McCluskie and Anderson pulled knives and went at it. Both died from their wounds.
True West June 2023