Few names associated with the old west are as recognizable as Wild Bill Hickok. And for good reason. In many ways, Wild Bill was the quintessential westerner of the later 19th century. Wagon master, scout, soldier, spy, lawman, gambler, actor, and...
Few names associated with the old west are as recognizable as Wild Bill Hickok. And for good reason. In many ways, Wild Bill was the quintessential westerner of the later 19th century. Wagon master, scout, soldier, spy, lawman, gambler, actor, and yeah…gunfighter.
A man capable of extraordinary feats of daring and bravery, yet courteous and soft spoken when left alone, and kind to children. One of the few frontiersmen who was willing to take his guns off and go toe to toe with anyone looking for a fight. But also, a man who – even by generous accounts – was a bit too quick when it came to pulling a trigger. He could cuss like a sailor, consorted with ladies of ill repute, and would rather gamble than eat.
He was Friends with other notable frontiersmen like Buffalo Bill Cody, George Armstrong Custer, Kit Carson, Calamity Jane and Inspired future legends like U.S. Marshal Bill Tilghman and countless others.
A celebrity in his own time, Hickok continues to tickle the imagination of millions. From the early silent film era till now, everyone from Gary Cooper to Charles Bronson to Jeff Bridges, Sam Elliot, and Keith Carradine has portrayed this icon on the big screen.
But who was Hickok really? What sorta man was he? As with many notorious characters of the old west, much of the legend is built on exaggerated claims and outright lies.
But in Hickok’s case the truth is even more fascinating fiction. And the truth is what aiming for today.
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Making the Hickok Tutt Shot | duelist1954 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7gGgHs2lPU
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