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Cowboy standing on a white horse, aiming a handgun at the photographer. Newton Kansas was known from it's beginnings as "bloody and lawless — the wickedest city in the west." On August 19, 1871, the Gunfight at Hide Park occurred in Newton. It had a higher body count than the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. Perhaps this cowboy is trying to live up to Newton's reputation!

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service
in Newton, Kansas USA

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