Origins of a Legend: Wild Bill’s Gunfight at Rock Creek Station

Origins of a Legend: Wild Bill’s Gunfight at Rock Creek Station

In “Origins of a Legend: Wild Bill’s Gunfight at Rock Creek Station,” McLaird examines Hickok’s role in an infamous shootout along the Oregon Trail in Nebraska. He reconstructs events and compares various versions of the confrontation that led to the death of David C. McCanles and his two companions and first brought Wild Bill national recognition.