Meet John Hardin, Texas' Most Deadly Gunman

John Wesley (Wes) Hardin (1853-1895) – Known as Texas’ most deadly gunman, Hardin killed over thirty people. Captured by Texas Rangers John Armstrong and John Riley Duncan in 1877, he was released in 1894 after eighteen years in prison.

Just one year later, Hardin was shot and killed on August 19, 1895 by John Henry Selman. Selman, an outlaw-turned-lawman had a grudge against Hardin and surprised him in El Paso’s Acme Saloon. John Selman was himself, gunned down just a year later.

Hardin is buried at the Concordia Cemetery in El Paso, Texas. Ironically, Hardin's killer – John Selman is buried just a few feet away.

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