Boot Hill


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Boot Hill

Tombstone, Arizona’s graveyard, where gunfighters are buried. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 178]

boot hill

typical graveyard of gunfighters and their victims. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
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This Lindford Western Library large print edition of "Back From Boot Hill" will be an immediate and enduringly appreciated addition to personal reading lists and community library Western Fiction collections.
Showdown at Boot Hill (1958/PG) (TG4, 3.00pm - 4.20pm) A bounty hunter kills a fugitive, only to find the man he shot was well liked by the local townsfolk, who conspire against him.
The Cali team previously ran the Boot Hill Saloon on Argyle Street but wanted to move to bigger premises.
The performers reenacted the eerie fantasy western story of "Shadows from Boot Hill" where Brazos Kinkaid, a paid gunslinger, gains another shadow each time he "knocks off" another victim - the result of a curse from a witch doctor with his last dying breath.
Chris Coleman has not rolled away many stones on Wearside but, better late than never, there are signs of life on Boot Hill.
Perhaps this is all best summarized by a saying I saw once on a grave marker in the Boot Hill Cemetery in Tombstone, Ariz.: "Be who you is--if you is who you ain't, you ain't who you is."
The others are Jacob Powell, 21, of Boot Hill, Grendon; Steven Jakovlevs, 26, of The Crescent, Baddesley Ensor; and Steven Jones, 25, of Church Walk, Mancetter.
Dodge City acquired its reputation for lawlessness and gun-slinging and its infamous burial place -- Boot Hill Cemetery, which is now a tourist place full of fun and fascinating history.
SHARPSHOOTER Joe Cardle strode back into town like a gunslinger, fired a double to send his rivals to boot hill then drawled: "I've got unfinished business here."
Synopsis: As caretaker of Boot Hill, Gospel Cummings had a personal interest in those who died with their boots on, and of late they had been so numerous as to keep the sky pilot busy saying prayers for their souls.
His gravestone in New Mexico says: "Pardon me for not rising." A headstone in Boot Hill, Tombstone, tells a story: "Here lies Lester Moore, four slugs from a 44.
The authority has also revealed that the A5026 Boot Hill, Holywell, will be closed for five weeks.