On July 12, 1861, at Rock Creek Ranch on the Oregon Trail, in what is now Jefferson County, Nebraska, occurred an affray in which three men were killed. The character in the affray was James B. Hickok, otherwise known as “Wild Bill.” The fight was the starting point in a career which lasted until July 4, 1876, and made the name “Wild Bill” one of the most noted of the annals of the frontier West. This Nebraska history theme has been the subject of more misrepresentation than any other frontier incident. The restoration of the historical truth regarding it is the main purpose of the main purpose of this.
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Note: the word Indian is used instead of Native American as it was the norm at the time.
1922 photo of Chimney Cliff near Rock Creek Ranch.