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Wild Bill Hickok, Abilene City Marshal in 1871 and tough fella.

After the death of Abilene’s Tom Smith in the town needed a new law officer to tame the wild cattle town.

Abilene City Marshal Tom Smith, 1870

Thomas James Smith, known as Tom "Bear River" Smith June 1830 - 2 November was a town marshal of Old West cattle town Abilene, Kansas, who was killed and decapitated in the line of duty.

Linemen employed by the Brown Telephone Company, Abilene, KS.

Brown and his Affect on Abilene, Kansas

Abilene Merchants Military Band in 1896.

Abilene Merchants Military Band in

Once saved young Robert Lincoln from trampling, but later assassinated his famous father.    Driven by rage and frustration over the defeat of the Confederate armies, Booth gathered a group of fellow Southern loyalists for the purpose of murdering the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. His success immortalized him as a national villain.

Portrait length color image of John Wilkes Booth aka. Lincoln's Assissin, by George Stuart.

Joe Richeaud, "Buckskin Joe" was the son of a French trapper and a Souix woman. He was with General Custer at the Battle of the Wichiteau in 1868 and at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876.

Photo Courtesy Utah State Historical SocietyJoe Richeaud, "Buckskin Joe" was the son of a French trapper and a Souix woman. He was with General Custer at the Battle of the Wichiteau in 1868 and at the Battle of Little Big Horn in

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Sheriff Buckey O’Neill had his horse shot out from under him during a gunfight near Wah Weep Canyon in Utah.

Some remarks from Bill Jeffcoat on President Eisenhower in Abilene.

In this note, Bill Jeffcoat gives us a look at what it was like having the President in Abilene for a visit: I think it was in 1953 and President Eisenhower was going to come to town.

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Undated Unused Postcard The Dalton Gang killed in the Dalton Raid KS - Advintage Plus

A Crocodile in Abilene

Bill Jeffcoat was a lifelong lover of history, and enjoyed sharing stories and people and events in Abilene. He began sending letters to the editor of the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle newspaper, mu…

Topeka Bill Cook, leader of the Cook Gang.... they successfully committed ten assorted stagecoach, store, bank and railroad holdups. It is a record unmatched by the James-Younger Gang or any other.

Topeka Bill Cook, leader of the Cook Gang. They successfully committed ten assorted stagecoach, store, bank and railroad holdups. It is a record unmatched by the James-Younger Gang or any other.

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Belle Starr the Bandit Queen: How a Southern Girl Became a Legendary Western Outlaw

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