This Day in History
Fighting Kid From Eldorade

On a day like today during the 1870’s...

The legendary dissension between the gunfighter and the lawman is a continuation of people’s ancient conflict with good and evil. After seeing the depiction in numerous movies, television dramas, and Western novels, the whole world knows the ritual of the outlaw and the lawman facing each other in a dusty street, their hands ready to draw their Colt .45s. More often than not the lawman had been a gunfighter, and frequently the embittered outlaw was a former lawman. The line between the two was often finespun.

January's Archived Features:

Sunday January 1, 2017
Monday January 2, 2017
Tuesday January 3, 2017
Wednesday January 4, 2017
Thursday January 5, 2017
Friday January 6, 2017
Saturday January 7, 2017
Sunday January 8, 2017
Monday January 9, 2017
Tuesday January 10, 2017
Wednesday January 11, 2017
Thursday January 12, 2017
Friday January 13, 2017
Saturday January 14, 2017
Sunday January 15, 2017
Monday January 16, 2017
Tuesday January 17, 2017
Wednesday January 18, 2017
Thursday January 19, 2017
Friday January 20, 2017
Saturday January 21, 2017
Sunday January 22, 2017



All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2016. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.