in May, 2006 we were rounded up to work on a re-enactment
of the moment when Jack McCall walked into Tom Nuttal's
#10 Saloon on Aug 2 1876, in Deadwood, Dakota Territory,
and murdered Wild Bill Hickok.
and other modern day Gunfighters/Re-enactors, worked
closely with the producers to create the right atmosphere,
setting, and circumstances for that infamous second.
Everything was set up like a movie set at Heritage
Park in Calgary (an authentic 19th century town).
our pard, Red
Cahoun, in the ill-fated role of Wild Bill, Longfellow
(I just found out I was the harbinger of death,
hell I don't even know what State Harbinger's
in!) at the door about to come in and Good
Bob behind Red's (Hickok's) right shoulder. After
about 5 hours of taking digital pictures from every
conceivable angle - we were done.
was now up to Canadian Artist, Ken Dewar to splatter
his magic on canvas, and create the finished product
- pictured above. 130 years after Hickok's murder,
this painting was unveiled in front of City Hall in
Deadwood, South Dakota. The Deadwood Chamber received
print #1 out of a limited edition of 2500.