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James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided the basis for his fame, although some of his exploits are fictionalized.

James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided the basis for his fame, although some of his exploits are fictionalized.

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wild bill hickok the law

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James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided the basis for his fame, although some of his exploits are fictionalized.

James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided the basis for his fame, although some of his exploits are fictionalized.

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Wild Bill Hickok is probably the most famous Deadwood resident, even though he was only in town a few short weeks.  James Butler Hickok arrived in Deadwood, along with Colorado Charlie Utter and Calamity Jane, in July of 1876.  He was a well-known gambler and gunslinger, participating in many shootouts before coming to Deadwood. He was killed on August 2, 1876 when Jack McCall shot him from behind while playing poker.

Wild Bill Hickok is probably the most famous Deadwood resident, even though he was only in town a few short weeks. James Butler Hickok arrived in Deadwood, along with Colorado Charlie Utter and Calamity Jane, in July of 1876. He was a well-known gambler and gunslinger, participating in many shootouts before coming to Deadwood. He was killed on August 2, 1876 when Jack McCall shot him from behind while playing poker.

August 2, 1876: Wild Bill Hickok is murdered.“Wild Bill” Hickok, one of the greatest gunfighters of the American West, is murdered in Deadwood, South Dakota by Jack McCall.

August 2, 1876: Wild Bill Hickok is murdered.“Wild Bill” Hickok, one of the greatest gunfighters of the American West, is murdered in Deadwood, South Dakota by Jack McCall.

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American Hauntings: The Murder of Wild Bill Hickok

American Hauntings: The Murder of Wild Bill Hickok

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For someone "devoid of vanity," James Butler Hickok must have had his picture made more than any other figure in the American West. At a time when some of the many famous men and women of the West never had even one photograph of themselves taken, Bill Hickok had his made over and over again.

For someone "devoid of vanity," James Butler Hickok must have had his picture made more than any other figure in the American West. At a time when some of the many famous men and women of the West never had even one photograph of themselves taken, Bill Hickok had his made over and over again.

Wild Bill, Texas Jack Omohundro, and Buffalo Bill Cody in 1873

Wild Bill, Texas Jack Omohundro, and Buffalo Bill Cody in 1873

Old West Lawmen, by Kathy Weiser-Alexander and Legends of America

Old West Lawmen, by Kathy Weiser-Alexander and Legends of America

Bill Hickok in 1858--Bill Hickock was a stocktender at Rock Creek Station during the days of the Pony Express. Annie might have met him.

Bill Hickok in 1858--Bill Hickock was a stocktender at Rock Creek Station during the days of the Pony Express. Annie might have met him.

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