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The Murder of Wild Bill Hickok

Famous lawman, James “Wild Bill” Hickok, was shot while gambling at the Saloon #10 in Deadwood, South Dakota. His shooter, Jack McCall, who was able to get away with the shooting by claiming that Hickok had murdered his brother. Eventually, McCall was turned over to a US Marshall in Dakota Territory where he would be re-tried for Hickok's murder.

Wild Bill Hickok Portrait
Wild Bill Hickok Portrait

Available Resource(s):

Additional archives can be accessed by contacting city archivist Michael Runge at City of Deadwood.

Locate the historical markers for both the trial and hanging of the notorious Jack McCall for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok.

Information on how to visit the Grave of Wild Bill in Deadwood's Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Image Citation:

“File:Wild Bill Hickok sepia.png” Wikimedia Commons. Accessed June 27, 2018. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wild_Bill_Hickok_sepia.png#filehistory