Springfield, Missouri: Stand Where a Man Was Killed by Wild Bill Hickok

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Park Central Square, Springfield, MO
The engraved disks are set into the pavement of Park Central Square (the street that circles the city square). Tutt's disk is on the northwest side of the square, toward the outer edge of the roadway, just below the "A" of letters inset into the pavement that spell "FIRE LANE." Hickok's disk is on the southeast side of the square, on the inner edge of the roadway, just east of South Ave. and the brick pedestrian walkway across Park Central Square.
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Stand Where a Man Was Killed by Wild Bill Hickok

Two disks mark spots where, in July 1865, Wild Bill shot from and killed Davis Tutt, at a distance of 75 yards, for refusing to return his pocket watch.

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Hickock street disk plaque.

Stand Where a Man Was Killed by Wild Bill Hickok

The sign is in a very dangerous spot. Park around the block, then walk around the square. Be safe.

[Rose, 11/26/2016]

Where a Man was Killed by Wild Bill Hickok.

Stand Where a Man was Killed by Wild Bill Hickok

It's really small.

[vanceerwin, 07/24/2014]

Disk marks the shooter's spot.

Stand Where a Man was Killed by Wild Bill Hickok

This one was pretty interesting and an impressive shot from that distance. Just watch the traffic in the circle.

[Audra, 03/26/2014]

Two disks in the pavement mark where the deadly bullet was fired from and where it fatally dispatched David Tutt. Tutt's crime was failing to return Will Bill's pocket watch, a serious faux pas in 1865.

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Rest Stops: Route 66 in Miniature, Conway, MO - 30 mi.

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