Wild Bill Hickok: Deadwood City - End of Trail

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At about 12 noon, August 2nd, 1876, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, entered the No. 10 Saloon in Deadwood City seeking entertainment and drinks.... three men were engaged in a game of draw poker cards and quickly invited Wild Bill to join them.... Hickok had an unobstructed view of the front door and could comfortably turn his head to see the rear door... Jack McCall entered the No. 10 Saloon ... when less than half a dozen feet from the rear door, McCall suddenly turned and fired one round... death was instantaneous.... This historical book includes the best available description of the No. 10 Saloon interior floor layout, and the physical placement of all the participants that were involved with the shooting of Wild Bill on August 2nd, 1876. A detailed analysis of the subsequent flight, capture, and trial of Jack McCall is also provided. Original photos and a new 1876 Deadwood City Main Street informational map are made available for review.
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Universal-Publishers
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Published on
Feb 28, 2001
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Pages
295
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ISBN
9781581126891
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English
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Biography & Autobiography / Law Enforcement
History / United States / 19th Century
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