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John Peters RINGO

Ringo Gravesite Cemetery
Cochise County,

Better known as Johnny Ringo. He was born on May 3, 1850 in Green Fork, Indiana. He became a western legend as a result of participating in the Mason County War, also known as the "Hoodoo War" in Texas and his connection with Clanton Gang in Tombstone. He had a confrontation with Doc Holiday, but both were arrested before it evolved into gun play. His body was discovered in the crotch of a large tree in West Turkey Creek Valley with a bullet hole in his right temple, his pistol hanging from his finger, and his boots tied to the saddle on his horse which was found two miles away. The cause of death was ruled as a suicide.He died on July 13, 1882.

Contributed on 2/27/09 by goldwing.traveler
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Submitted: 2/27/09 • Approved: 2/27/09 • Last Updated: 10/29/12 • R65778-G0

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