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Wild Bill Hickock day proposed in Springfield

Posted by wlpo on May 18, 2009

One of the most famous gunfighters in history could have a day to himself in Illinois.

State Representative Frank Mautino is sponsoring a bill to establish May 27th as “Wild Bill Hickok Day” in Illinois. Hickok was born on May 27th, 1837 in Troy Grove. A statue of Hickok was unveiled last October outside the Hume-Carnegie Museum in Mendota.

A hearing on the “Wild Bill” declaration bill is Thursday in Springfield.

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