Thursday, November 17, 2016

Old west scoundrels

Mike Fink (1770?–1823?) - An excellent marksman, Fink soon gained a deadly reputation for demonstrating his shooting skills by shooting mugs of beer off people's heads.

Lawrence Murphy (1831 or 1834-1878) - An Irishman who immigrated to the United States, Murphy was a Civil War Veteran, cattleman, and businessman, whose greed ultimately spawned New Mexico's Lincoln County War.

Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil (1877-1975) - One of the most famous American con artists of his era, Weil stole over eight million dollars running various scams and was one of the inspirations for the Academy-award winning film The Sting.

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