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Unformatted text preview: 29/01/2008 11:39:00 Wyatt Earp, a lawman in the Old West or Wild West said "He was the most skillful gambler, and the nerviest, fastest, deadliest man with a six-gun I ever saw." Who is Wyatt Earp Speaking about? Billy the Kid? Jesse James? Wild Bill Hickock? No, Wyatt Earp was talking about one of his closest friends. His name was Doc Holliday. After thoroughly researching Holliday, I have learned, Doc Holliday was an intelligent southern gentleman, an amazing gunfighter and gambler, who lived an adventurous life almost everyday until his death. 1. Early Life John Henry Holliday was born on August 14, 1851. Holliday was raised in Valdosta, GA. His father was a prominent pharmacist and active member in the community. Hollidays mother died from TB when he was 15. Holliday was well educated as a child. He studied many subjects, but he was a master linguist. He knew French, Latin, and Greek. Holliday was also taught to play the piano. On March 1, 1872, Holliday graduated from the Penn. College of Dental Surgery in Philadelphia. This is where he acquired the nickname Doc. Holliday realized shortly after he had graduated that he had TB. Doctors suggested that he should move to a dryer climate. So, Holliday decided to move west....
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