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1960, when I was a wee lad, I visited Military Inn, Dearborn Heights, Michigan, with my dad. The combined restaurant/gun museum was built of bricks from an 1830s Michigan fort. It burned down in 1968. I got to meet Roy Scates, a gunfighter pushing 100. While Roy was never famous, his buddy, Bill Tilghman, had a movie made about his life. Thrill for a little boy! (Bill Tilghman photo, cannot find Roy’s)

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Everyone. Big Nose Kate was the common-law wife of Doc Holliday. Mária Izabella Magdolna Horony was born in Hungary in 1849 and died in Arizona in 1940, age of 90, 53 years after Doc died. She later married a couple times but had no children that I am aware of.


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According to Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday was the best gunfighter in the west. (they were best friends) John Henry “Doc” Holliday—born August 14, 1851 in Georgia, died November 8, 1887 in Colorado. He was a dentist, gambler, and gunfighter. While no man could take him on, bacteria could. He died of TB.

As a boy, Doc Holliday was my hero, the man I wanted to be. I blame it all on him.


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