The Legendary Marshal of Abilene

The Legendary Marshal of Abilene

“The Legendary Marshal of Abilene” focuses on Hickok’s eight months as marshal of Abilene, Kansas. Hickok’s reputation as a sure-shot gunman and one of the frontier’s premier lawmen arose from this brief period. A closer examination of his time as marshal, including his personal life, challenges these perspectives and illustrates Hickok’s complex personality.