Monday, August 17, 2009

AS SEEN ON TV: TOM HORN

TOM HORN
AS SEEN IN:
'Stories Of The Century'

AS PLAYED BY:
Louis Jean Heydt

Tom Horn (November 21, 1860 – November 20, 1903) was an American Old West lawman, scout, soldier, hired gunman, detective, outlaw and assassin. On the day before his 43rd birthday, he was hanged in Cheyenne, Wyoming for murder.

Although Horn's exploits as an assassin far overshadowed any other accomplishments he made during his lifetime, during his time as a Pinkerton Detective he killed seventeen men in regular shootouts during his four years of employment with them, between the years of 1890 and 1894. Of the Old West gunmen, with known confirmation of their shootout exploits, only Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin and James "Killer" Miller would be close to that number.

BCnU!
Toby O'B

1 comment:

Mercurie said...

Well, I'm not so sure about Hickok. He had a tendency to exaggerate. And then there's the fact that some of his shootouts don't appear to have exactly been fair... Ultimately, I think the term "assassin" might be more applicable to Hickok than Horn!