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bested Davis Tutt in a gunfight in Springfield, Missouri, on July 21, 1865. Anyone who has looked beyond Hollywood shootouts to delve into real Wild West history knows that dramatic confrontation was a rare one-on-one, face-to-face quick-draw duel worthy of fictional Marshal Matt Dillon of TV fame. Even Hickok vs. Tutt, though, has been overshadowed by Wild Bill’s assassination in Deadwood on Aug. 2, 1876. “In the Wild West era,” writes Aaron

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