Doc Holliday Research Paper

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Do you think that outlaws are interesting? If so let’s explore some of them. Even though some people might think that outlaws aren’t that interesting, there still are some people that believe that they are. One outlaw of the West was Doc Holliday. His real name was John Henry “Doc” Holliday. Doc was born in August 14, 1857 in Griffin, Georgia. He was born with a cleft palate and had to go through many corrective surgeries. Doc had a sister that he never knew about because a year before he was born his sister died. Here’s an interesting fact about Doc Holliday. He got the name “Doc” because he was a dentist. Even though doc Holliday was an outlaw he was friends with Wyatt Earp. Earp got Doc into the famous shootout at O.K. Corral. Doc got his reputation from being known to handle weapons, as well as cards and liquor. He escaped a murder …show more content…
was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Billy got his reputation in 1878, when he participated in a bloody frontier war in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Before the war Billy fled to Arizona and joined a group of people called “The Boys to Fight in the Lincoln County War”. Then he switched over to a gang called “The Regulators”. He never robbed a train, bank, or stagecoach, but he occasionally stole a horse. His main criminal enterprise was cattle rustling in New Mexico. He made a famous jail break in lincoln County. On the evening of April 28, 1881, he engineer a daring getaway. He slipped out of his handcuffs and ambushed a guard and shot him with his own pistol and cut his leg shackles off with a pickaxe. Some people said that Billy killed 21 people, which means he would have killed 1 person for every year of his life. Research shows that he killed less than 21 people. He was arrested in 1880 for killing Sheriff Brady. After the famous jail break he was hunted down and shot dead by Sheriff Patrick Garrett on July 14, 1881 in Fort Sumner, New