Wild Bill Hickok and the American West

In 1865, Wild Bill Hickok shot gambler Davis Tutt in Springfield, Missouri’s town square. It is thought to be the first one-on-one quick draw gun battle of the… read more

In 1865, Wild Bill Hickok shot gambler Davis Tutt in Springfield, Missouri’s town square. It is thought to be the first one-on-one quick draw gun battle of the American West. Jami Lewis, Missouri State Historical Society archivist, shared Hickok’s story and why his fame grew after the incident.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Springfield, Missouri, from November 4-10, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Mediacom cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Wild Bill Hickok and the American West

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Program ID:
438658-1
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Vignette
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Vignette
Location:
Springfield, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Jan 07, 2018 | 1:22pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 08, 2018 | 4:34am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jan 07, 2018 | 1:22pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 07, 2018 | 2:33pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 07, 2018 | 11:47pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 08, 2018 | 4:34am EST | C-SPAN 3
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