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Whatever became of Ben Thompson’s six-shooter?

By Mike Cox (Reprinted with permission)   Thompson, a British-born former Texas Ranger and soldier of fortune with a penchant for booze and gambling, made quite a reputation as city marshal of Austin in the early 1880s. His life ended violently in San Antonio on the night of March 11, 1884 when someone gunned him down along with former outlaw-turned-lawman King… (more…)