John Henry “DOC” Holliday is an American West Icon whose hype comes very close to being accurate. William Butler “WILD BILL” Hickok  and John Westley Harden in my view are his equal in real life. Harden arguable was the fastest gunfighter who every drew a gun and Hickok was the coolest. Harden was a terrorist and Hickok frequented Chinese opium dens to treat a degenerative eye problem. “DOC came from the South after the war and took up gambling as no one wanted a dentist with TB. Big Nose Kate was his partner in crime and Wyatt Earp his only friend. Many historians believe “DOC” fired the first shot at the O.K. Corral. There is no proof that he was an alcoholic or ever said “I’m Your Huckleberry”. However, that was a common Southern term then and now. The FreeDictionary(Idioms) explains the term well. It’s a Southern Thang.

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