The birth of a legend
But the most expensive part of the toilet was the boots. As a rule, they were made of cowhide, and were made to order. They had a high sloping heel,…

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What did the cowboys do for fashion?
Recognizable image He put on a poncho and jeans or boots with a narrowed cape and a wide leather belt, a hat and a shirt with braid, a bandana or…

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Cowboy clothes
But it became later, and at the beginning each group was actually a pioneer, for the first time laying trails, determining parking places and water availability. The most famous among…

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Wild West Show

After losing the election in November, Hickcock took off the sheriff’s star and left Hayes. But this city did not seem to let him go. Wild Bill returned to Haze six months later, in July 1870, and again his revolver found his victim there. Two drunken soldiers of the 7th cavalry regiment – Jeremiah Lonergan and John Kyle – could not calmly pass by such a famous person as Wild Bill. A quarrel broke out, Lonergan knocked Hickcock to the floor, and Kyle put a revolver in his ear and pulled the trigger. Misfire! Another second, and a new attempt will follow, but Hickcock has already managed to snatch his revolver. One bullet crushed Lonergan’s knee, the other two injured Kyle. The clash cost the cavalry dearly – Lonergan remained crippled for the rest of his life, and Kyle the next day went to where Sam Strohan had been restless for about a year. Hickcock thought it would be better if he took his legs out of Haze before the other soldiers arrived.

He quickly found work for himself, becoming in April 1871 a marshal in Abilene with a huge salary at that time – $ 150 a month plus a percentage of fines and 50 cents for each stray dog ​​shot. For almost half a year he managed to solve problems peacefully, until in the evening of October 5 he heard shots coming from the street. A crowd of fifty drunk Texas cowboys led by Phil Coe had fun outside. Phil was a good, but too impulsive person, and the relationship between him and Hickcock did not work out for a long time. Rumor had it that Coe had once persuaded Wes Hardin to kill Wild Bill, but nothing came of it. Both of them hated each other’s friend. When Hickcock appeared and tried to find out the cause of the shooting, Coe said that he was shooting at a stray dog. Perhaps this would have ended, but Coe’s clouded brain suddenly decided that there was every chance to finally deal with Hickcock right here and now. Coe held a revolver in his hand, and fifty cool Texas guys stood behind him. Opponents were separated by only about three meters, it was impossible to miss even in such a drink! Coe raised his hand and fired twice … One bullet pierced Hickcock’s jacket, the other hit him between his legs in the ground. The answer from Wild Bill came instantly, and Coe fell to the ground with two bullets in his stomach … Darkly, Coe’s friends, armed to the teeth, froze in tension. Hickcock knew that a new attack could follow at any moment, and was ready to sell his life dearly … Suddenly, a sharp movement from the side … Out of the corner of his eye, Hickcock noticed that a man was holding a revolver in his hand. He did not wait, he shot …

For the rest of his life, Hickcock could not forgive himself for his haste. The “attackers” turned out to be his friend and assistant Mike Williams, hurrying to the rescue. That day, the cold-blooded Wild Bill was not shy about his feelings. He cried while carrying the badly wounded Williams along Abilene Street. A few minutes later, Mike died. Hickcock himself told his wife of Williams about the misfortune, paid for the funeral, and for a long time could not recover. He had had enough of this life. He never killed anyone again. But he couldn’t remove the revolvers, he couldn’t postpone them at all – the reputation inflated by the journalists forced him to carry weapons constantly, fearing attacks from youths who wanted to become famous. A few months later, Wild Bill resigned as Marshal and left Abilene. As before, he could not get past the card tables and soon lost all his savings after them. To make money, he agreed to take part in the Sidney Barnett Wild West Show tour. The troupe consisted of four Comanches, three cowboys and Wild Bill. For more exotic, six bison, a bear and a monkey were brought along. Barnett hoped his show would be hugely popular in the east. He was going to play scenes from the life of the Wild West at his speeches, but it was not so simple. The buffalo released into the arena did not want to play anything. They stood like cows, staring blankly in front of them. The show was in complete failure, but Wild Bill intervened. If he knew how it would all end! A shot in the air from a revolver, and frightened bison rushed around. Squealing Comanches rushed after them. Barely an oriental viewer set out to enjoy the spectacle of a “real Native American hunt”, no matter where the pack of stray dogs appeared from nowhere. Dogs rushed for bison and Comanches. Several amused tomboys jumped off and ran for bison, comanches and dogs. The adults rushed after them. Mighty bison, frightened by the cavalcade chasing after them, broke through the fence and jumped out. Some joker released a bear and a monkey under the guise of …

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