WILD BILL HICKOK WAS MURDERED IN 1876

A slightly smiling man dressed in an overcoat and sporting a mustauche and shoulder-length, curly hair stares ahead.
James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)

“Wild Bill” Hickok, one of the greatest gunfighters of the
American West, was murdered in Deadwood,
South Dakota
while  playing poker when Jack McCall walked up behind
Hickok,drew his Colt Model 1873 revolver and shot Hickok
in the back of the head at point-blank range, killing him
instantly.

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John McCall (
also known as "Crooked Nose" or
"Broken Nose Jack")  (1852 – 1877)

McCall was hanged in a public execution in
Yankton, at age 24.


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Colt Model 1873 revolver.

A 5-card stud poker hand lays on a table showing black aces and eights, with the hole-card face down
The poker hand purportedly held by Hickok at his demise.

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Assassin,Assassination,DEATH,Guns,HISTORY,Law enforcement,Murder,Old West and have No Comments

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