Tom Horn

January 2001
Great Gunfighters of the Wild West;2001, p80
The article profiles Tom Horn, a lawman and hired killer during the Old West period in the U.S. Wyoming ranchers hired Horn to prevent cattle theft in 1894. He joined the U.S. Army when the country entered a war against Spain over Cuba in 1898. He was suspected for killing several rustlers in Wyoming.


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