TITLE

MARCH 16, 1894

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Ron
PUB. DATE
January 1984
SOURCE
Book of Texas Days;1984, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book
ABSTRACT
This is part of The Book of Texas Days, 1984, which chronicles important events and persons in the history of Texas. John Wesley Hardin was the son of a circuit-riding preacher who had named his boy after the greatest leader in the Methodist Church. John Wesley Hardin did become famous--as a cold-blooded killer who shot twenty-five to thirty men, mostly Mexicans and blacks or Yankees who did not say kind things about Texas. He spent sixteen of his forty-one years in prison, and the last time he was behind the walls at Huntsville, Hardin worked hard and learned the law. He was eventually pardoned from a twenty-five-year sentence for shooting a deputy. On March 16, 1894, Gov. Jim Hogg gave the state's most notorious killer a full pardon. He stayed out of trouble for about a year and a half, till he was shot in the back of the head as he played dice in an El Paso saloon.
ACCESSION #
21474601

 

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