Law and Order

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What are the problems in cowtowns?
The cowboys were paid in cow-towns - they usually spent their money in saloons, leading to a great deal of gunfighting and drunkeness
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In what year did Abilene get a lawman?
1870
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What was Thomas Smith's job and what did he stop?
He was a town marshal. He stopped firearms being allowed in the town
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When was Thomas Smith killed?
He was shot dead in the Autumn after becoming town marshal
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What was Wild Bill Hickok's job and what did allow?
He became town marshal in 1871. He allowed cowboys revolvers
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How many people did John Wesley Hardin kill?
44 men
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What did John Wesley Hardin do?
He killed someone and left so quick he forgot his trousers so stole some at gunpoint
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When did Law and Order improve? Who was banned from Abilene?
It improves in 1872 ....cowboys were banned from Abilene
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What happened when the jail in Abilene was built?
A group of cowboys rode in and pulled it down
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In what year did Abilene get a lawman?

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When was Thomas Smith killed?

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