Hickok, Hardin and how the dynamics of confrontation remain the same
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March 29th, 2012 08:24 PM
Pretty much now on the final season. Just like any series, it can be addicting.
April 12th, 2012 01:20 PM
I've done quite a bit of research on John Wesley Hardin over the years. My family can claim some kinship to him. He was also a practicing lawyer in my hometown, after prison and before heading out to El Paso. All the stuff we heard about him growing up ("he shot a man for snoring..") turned out to be exaggeration and myth. What was true was his superior marksmanship with a pistol, and that he never shot except in self-defense. From all accounts of the people who knew him, he was a very likeable man, and also pretty sharp-witted. His father was a Methodist minister, and he had a good education. It's funny to me that his life took such a horrible turn after the wrestling match killing. He was basically on the run from that point until he went to prison. It makes one wonder about where his life would have gone had he not had to kill the first man. I think with his family connections, his education, and his intelligence, we could have been speaking of Hardin as a former governor of Texas, if not something greater. One incident beyond his control dictated the entire course of his life from there on. A cautionary tale for all of us.
Great write-up! Enjoyed reading this quite a bit.
April 12th, 2012 02:51 PM
"Don't start none, won't be none!"
April 12th, 2012 04:41 PM
Originally Posted by raytracer
Very good points to consider. I was thinking same things. I had always thought that Hardin was a real "bad guy". But doesn't necessarily appear so, after reading some of this.
'Be careful, even in small matters' - Miyamoto Musashi
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