FOLK HERO BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1837

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               Known as “Wild Bill” Hickok (James Butler Hickok)  

                                  (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)

Hickok was a folk hero of the Old West because of his expertise as a 
gunfighter and scout along with his reputation as a lawman. 

He was born and raised on a farm in Illinois and headed west at the age
age of 18 as a fugitive from the law. He first worked as a stagecoach 
driver, before becoming a lawman in the frontier territories of Kansas
and Nebraska. 

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This pair of Colt pistols are said to be Wild Bill’s. They were raffled off after  
his death to pay the funeral expenses.          

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Rare photo of “Wild Bill” 

 Wild Bill Hickok comic

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