Will Bill Hickock's guns

July 21, 1865

On the square in Springfield, Will Bill Hickock killed Davis Tutt in what some site as the first true western showdown.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.