"Wild Bill" Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok is perhaps the West's most famous gunfighter. He served as a fearless scout during the Indian Campaigns and the Civil War. He made a living as a gambler, stagecoach driver and as a performer, "Prince of the Pistoleers." He also served as lawman in a few western towns.

He could shoot either hand and carried a pair of revolvers in his sash with the butts out for easy grabbing. Wild Bill was involved in many adventures, including a classic "dual in the streets" which is often portrayed in Western shows, but happened only rarely. In 1876, when Bill was 39, he was shot in the back of the head as he sat playing poker. He was said to have a pair of black aces and a pair of eights forever to be knows as the "Dead Man's Hand."

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"There will be one less son-of-a-bitch when you try that."