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The Tortured History Of JACK MCCALL Jack McCall had only resided in Yankton for six months before being hung from a tree by a rope. Hopefully he now rests in peace at the town’s Catholic cemetery, but trouble followed him to the grave and it never seems to end. Old West aficionados know McCall as the likely killer of legendary gunfighter and gambler Wild Bill Hickok. McCall lost $16.25 to Hickok in a card game in Deadwood’s Saloon No. 10 on July 31, 1876. The following day, just as Hickok’s poker hand of Aces and Eights came up short in another game, McCall supposedly pointed his Sharp’s revolver at the back of Hickock’s head and fired. Witnesses said McCall shouted, “Damn you, take that!” He fled from the saloon but was soon captured and put on trial for murder the very next day. Juror names were drawn from a hat, and some of those selected turned out to be friends of McCall, who pleaded selfdefense. He said Wild Bill had threatened to kill him. After two hours of deliberation, the jury declared McCall not guilty. Territorial lawmen and officials were outraged, and maybe a little embarrassed at the outcome. They were trying to establish civility and peace on the frontier. Within a few weeks, officers rearrested McCall and brought him to Yankton for a second trial. Even though two of the territory’s most Catering & Carry-Out Available • Gift Certificates (605) 260-8888 3013 Broadway, Yankton (East of Wal-Mart) Open 10:30AM Daily 10 – Yankton, South Dakota Lunch Buffet Served 10:30am-4pm Monday-Friday Dinner Buffet Served 4pm-Close Monday-Friday All Day Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Over 65 Items Mongolian Grill On Buffet Included Including in Buffet! Children’s Prices Available Sushi & 10% Senior Discount Mongolian Regular Menu Available BBQ! Dine-In Only