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BUFFALO BILL, MURDERER? IDENTITY THEFT IN THE WILD WEST

By Steve Friesen

“Buffalo Bill (Hon. W.F. Cody) is a noted western scout, and after he finishes his Winter engagements on the stage, returns to the prairies. A few weeks ago he went to Texas and after being there a while the Sheriff of Young County attempted to arrest him, when he re-sisted. The sheriff and he drew their weapons at the same time and fired together. The Sheriff’s shot took effect, but Buffalo Bill missed his mark. He grasped a rifle, however, and fired, the shot piercing the heart of the Sheriff, killing him instantly. Buffalo Bill, though badly wounded, made his escape.”

This story appeared in a newspaper in Evans-ville, Indiana on March 22, 1876 and was based on an article in a Texas newspaper…  Read more….