Sunday, October 08, 2006

Did You Know?

Did you know that Wild Bill Hickok became legendary after he was involved in what is considered the first wild west gunfight here in Springfield, MO? The shooting happened downtown on the public square and, according to the story, can be blamed on a pocket watch Wild Bill lost in a poker match. You can read more about this story and plenty of other cool Springfield trivia facts at OffbeatTravel.com.


And here's another fun trivia fact about Wild Bill and his connection to Springfield.

3 comments:

Amy said...

I've seen Davis Tutt's tombstone.

...roseykrh said...

I read somewhere that it is marked with an X.

Amy said...

Yeh, I read that. I don't remember the X. Been a few years. I do remember the stone with the cards etc on it.