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Seth Bullock

Seth Bullock, the famous business proprietor, sheriff, politician, U.S. Marshal and Canadian-American frontiersman was born in 1849 in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. His father was George Bullock who was a retired British Major. Seth Bullock was a popular citizen in Deadwood which is located in South Dakota. He lived there from 1876 until his death in… Continue reading Seth Bullock

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Pat Garrett (Wild West lawman)

History is full of charismatic, influential, and dignified personalities regardless of the religion and cultures that they belong to. It is indeed a fact that the entire world is able to recall countless individuals for their untiring efforts and contributions that have made it possible for us to survive in a socially balanced and ethical… Continue reading Pat Garrett (Wild West lawman)

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History of Deadwood, South Dakota

During the ‘Black Hill Gold Rush’ in South Dakota, which started in 1874 and ended in 1877, miner John B. Pearson discovered Deadwood. There was a canyon within the Northern Black Hills where he found gold, and it became known as Deadwood Gulch due to the army of dead trees found there. Everyone started calling… Continue reading History of Deadwood, South Dakota

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Wyatt Earp – Legendary Gunslinger and Lawman

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp has remained one of the most well-known lawmen from the Wild West. During his career, Earp served as Pima County Deputy Sheriff and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona. He also played a key role in one of the most famous gunfights of all time, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,… Continue reading Wyatt Earp – Legendary Gunslinger and Lawman

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The History of Lawmen in the Wild West – Rules and Regulations

The first set of rules for western lawmen was put in writing in 1882, by David Cook, in his book Hands Up! or Twenty Years of Detective Life in the Mountains and on the Plains. These were: Never hit a prisoner over the head with your pistol. You may need it later and find it… Continue reading The History of Lawmen in the Wild West – Rules and Regulations