Special Sub-Topic: Wild West
|How old was Billy the Kid when he was killed?|
21. He reputedly killed as many men as years he lived.
|What was the surname of the brothers who faithfully followed the Jesse James?|
Younger. Bob Younger rode with Jesse James in a Southern guerrilla group during the Civil War.
|In what town did the gunfight at the O. K. corral take place?|
Tombstone. 30 to 50 shots were fired in this gunfight that lasted less than five minutes.
|What were the real names of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?|
Robert Parker and Harry Longbaugh. Butch Cassidy took his name from Mike Cassidy, a famous outlaw who lived next door. Sundance took his name from the Sundance prison where he served time.
|What was Doc Holliday's profession?|
Dentist. Doc Holliday was a physically weak man with a hot temper, who became dangerous when he had been drinking.
|In what town did the Dalton gang meet their demise?|
Coffeyville. The Dalton brothers had cousins who rode with the James gang.
|Who shot and killed Jesse James?|
Bob Ford. Jesse was shot in the back in his own home while adjusting a picture on the wall.
|Who was the sheriff that killed Billy the Kid?|
Pat Garrett. Billy the Kid was friends with the sheriff who killed him.
|What was the name of the hideout where Butch Cassidy would hide?|
Hole in the Wall. This hideout was a famous gathering place for gunslingers and outlaws.
|What did Doc Holliday die from?|
Tuberculosis. He was 35 years old.
|Name the Earp brothers who were at the OK Corral fight.|
Wyatt, Morgan and Virgil. All three survived the Gunfight at the O.K. corral. Wyatt was the only one not shot later for revenge.
|The Pinkerton detectives threw a bomb through the window of a house that they thought Jesse and Frank James were in, only to kill their eight year old half brother and maim their mom.|
t. "No other act than this 'inexcusable and cowardly deed,' as the press termed it, could have earned more sympathy for the James boys," accounts Jay Robert Nash in "Western Lawmen and Outlaws".
|In what South American country did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid work in a tin mine when they fled the United States?|
Bolivia. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were the only Wild West outlaws to be successful in two countries.
|Black Bart was an African American.|
f. Charles E. Bolton was almost 60 when he started robbing stages. He used to leave notes after his robberies and signed them Black Bart.
|What state was John Hardin from?|
Texas. Hardin was a most diligent killer in his day. He was reported to have killed more than forty men.
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