“Here lies Sheriff Tim McGrew who said
he would arrest Bill Hennessy or die…
He was right.”
“Here lies Michael Horton who was
not such a fast gun as he thought.”
“Here lie the remains of Charley Greene,
His holster was dirty; but his gun was clean.”
Some Boothill epitaphs
Carson City, Nevada, epitaph of a horse thief.
“He found a rope and picked it up,
And with it walked away.
It happened that to the other end
A horse was hitched, they say.
They took the rope and tied it up
Unto a hickory limb
It happened that the other end
Was somehow hitched to him.”
1884 epitaph in Phoenix, Arizona, graveyard:
“Here lies John Coll, a son of toll,
Who died on Arizona soil,
He was a man of considerable vim,
But this here air was too hot for him.”
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