Some Bad Blood…

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Some Bad Beef Between Robert Ford and Jefferson Davis Hardin

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Jefferson Davis Hardin and family.

There’s a story told that the killer of Jesse James and the brother of John Wesley Hardin once took up arms against one another.

Robert Ford and Jefferson Davis Hardin (pictured) were in Walsenburg, Colorado in 1891. It’s unclear what the beef was over, but they reportedly shot it out from a distance of about arm’s length.  The two were drunk and bad shots.  Both were wounded, not seriously.  Ford and Davis were arrested, charged and fined and asked to leave town, which they did. Both were later gunned down in separate incidents.