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The picture shows the grave site of the gunfighter John Wesley Hardin at Concordia Cemetery. He lived from 1853 to 1895. The tag at his grave says: "Born in Bonham, Texas, John Wesley Hardin was named for the founder of Methodism. “Wes” Hardin grew into a family man, cowboy, and outlaw who claimed to have killed more than 30 men. An unusual sort of gunslinger, Hardin considered himself a pillar of society who killed to save his own life. Hardin served 15 years in state prison for murder, was pardoned, then opened a law office in El Paso in May 1895, he was killed 3 month later by John Selman, an El Paso City constable."

Uploaded on 07.03.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Central / Five Points, (2000 - 2009), Commemoration

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