As a proud Texan I have always had a fascination with John Wesley Hardin.
This article is spot-on accurate when it comes to the details of Hardin’s last “gunfight” in the Acme saloon. This was surprsingly not an uncommon tactic by men wearing a tin star in the Old West when it came to facing known “gunhands” or gunfighters.
The so-called “lawmen” would seek to take the chance out of the confrontation and just flat our murder the man without a word being said thus ensuring that history would be written by the victors.
If you want to read some original short fiction by yours truly based on Hardin’s early life, check out Of Kith and Kin.