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James Haeussler
James Haeussler • 2 years ago

James Butler Hickok (1837-1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a legend of the American Old West. His reputation as a gunfighter, scout, lawman, marksman, actor, and professional gambler resulted in his fame. Calamity Jane claimed she had been married to him briefly but no records were found. In 1876 he married Agnes Thatcher Lake, 11 years his senior. Four months later he was shot and killed by Jack McCall while playing poker in Deadwood, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota).

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