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John Wesley Hardin (1853–1895)

John Wesley Hardin was one of the most notorious gunfighters and killers to come out of the Old West (while staying overnight at a hotel, he was awakened by the snoring of a man in the next room; Hardin reached over, grabbed his pistol and fired a shot through the wall, killing the man). Hardin was a Southerner who harbored a deep hatred for ... See full bio »


(age 42) in El Paso, Texas, USA

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 1953 The Lawless Breed (based on the life of John Wesley Hardin as written by himself)

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Married both his wives when each was 15 years old. Just five days after his second wedding, his bride asked Hardin to return her home to her parents. Seven months later, he was dead. See more »

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