John Wesley Hardin Advertises His Saloon
John Wesley Hardin wrote:
"I have bought an interest in the Wigwam Saloon, and you, whether in El Paso or elsewhere, that admire pluck, that desire fairplay, are cordially invited to call at the Wigwam where you will have everything done to make it cordial for you. All are especially invited to our blowout on the 4th."
--- Notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin in the El Paso Times in 1895. Hardin was killed three months later by John Selman. Some think that Selman shot Hardin because Hardin owed Selman money and that Selman may have thought that Hardin should have repaid him instead of investing in the Wigwam.
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