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.

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