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This Day in Texas History: John Selman Kills John Wesley Hardin

This Day in Texas History: John Selman Kills John Wesley Hardin August 19, 1895 On this day in 1895, Constable John Selman killed the notorious John Wesley Hardin in a gunfight at El Paso’s Acme Saloon. Hardin was born in 1853 in Bonham and revealed a violent personality at an early age. In 1867 he…
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This Day in Texas History: Marshal Guns Down Notorious Outlaw / Lawman

This Day in Texas History: Marshal Guns Down Notorious Outlaw / Lawman April 05, 1896 On this day in 1896, in El Paso, U.S. deputy marshal George A. Scarborough shot constable John Selman, a celebrated gunman and gambler who had just left the Wigwam Saloon. Selman died the next day on the operating table. Scarborough…
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