DEADWOOD, South Dakota
Birth: May. 27, 1837
Death: Aug. 2, 1876
Born in Troy
Grove, near Ottawa, Illinois, he took part in the Kansas struggle
preceding the Civil War, was a driver of the Butterfield stage line, and
gained fame as a gunfighter. He was an assistant station tender for the
Pony Express at the Rock Creek, Nebraska station. He served as a Union
scout in the Civil War. After the war he became deputy United States
Marshal at Fort Riley (1866), Marshal of Hays, Kansas (1869), and
Marshal of Abilene (1871).
reputation as a marksman in desperate encounters with outlaws made him a
frontier legend. Hickok once shot and killed his own deputy in error,
which was the downfall of his career as a lawman. After a tour of the
East with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show(1872 to 1873), he went to
Deadwood, South Dakota where he was murdered by Jack McCall while
playing cards at the #10 Saloon.
hand Hickok had held, a pair of Aces and a pair of Eights, thereafter
became known as "The Dead Man's Hand."
Cause of death: Shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall
Mount Moriah Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
May. 1, 1852
Death: Aug. 1, 1903
Folk Figure. Born Martha Jane Cannary, Calamity Jane is nearly as famous
as Bill Hickok was and is known to be as tough as any man in the West.
Raised in the mining camps of Wyoming, she is a legendary horsewoman and
crack shot, and was an Army scout for Custer. Her apparent immunity to
small pox made her extremely valuable as a nurse during the small pox
outbreak. She got her famous nickname by rescuing Captain Egan, whose
command she was under at the time. She pulled him off his own horse and
rode with him as fast as she could back to the Fort. Captain Egan gave
her her famous nickname, "Calamity."