July 21, 1865

On the square in Springfield, Wild Bill Hickok killed Davis Tutt in what many consider the first true western showdown.

June 28, 1902

It was announced that Frank James had decided to live again in Kearney, MO along with his wife. He also stated (through his attorney) that his aged mother was planning to live with them.

July 20, 1933

Bonnie and Clyde were involved in another shootout on this day. This time it was at the Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Court in Platte City.

May 1, 1852

Martha Jane Cannary Burke was born in Princeton. The infamous frontier woman was known as "Calamity Jane."