— THE MEANEST GOOD GUY — John Horton Slaughter sat at a poker table on Commerce Street in San Antonio, Texas, in 1876, and watched the dealer distribute the last hand. Something about the cards troubled him, but he kept playing.
A short time later, Barney Gallagher slammed his hole-card down and claimed victory.
When he leaned over the table to gather in his winnings, Gallagher found himself […]
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Wyatt Earp, involved in various shootouts during his career, once told an interviewer that speed had nothing to do with success in a gun battle. “Deliberation” was the key—taking the time to aim and pull the trigger once.
One of the few documented instances of two men facing each other in a quick-draw duel took place on July 21, 1865, in Springfield, Missouri, between Wild Bill Hitchcock and David Tutt because of a […]
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