TITLE

John Selman

PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Great Gunfighters of the Wild West;2001, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Biography
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
The article profiles John Selman, an outlaw who became a lawman in El Paso, Texas during the Old West period. In 1858 his family relocated from Arkansas to Texas. He supported his friend sheriff John Larn from being an lawman to becoming an outlaw. Selman became a leader of a gang in New Mexico which was responsible for robbing stores and stealing cattle. The gunfighter shot outlaw Wes Hardin on August 19, 1895.
ACCESSION #
19212171

 

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