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Taken 17-Oct-09
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Keywords:Ben Thompson, Gunfighter, Oakwood Cemetery, Austin Texas, King Fisher
Photo Info

Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.15 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Oct-09 11:35
Date modified17-Oct-09 11:35
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length35 mm
Focal length (35mm)52 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/400 at f/10
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Thompson, Ben

Thompson, Ben

Oakwood Cemetery
Travis County, TX 30 16.591' N 97 43.608' W

Ben Thompson (November 2, 1843 - March 11, 1884) was a gunman, gambler, and sometime lawman of the Old West. He was a contemporary of Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill Cody, Doc Holliday, John Wesley Hardin and James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickock, some of whom considered him a trusted friend, others an enemy. Ben Thompson had a colorful career, fighting with the Confederates during the American Civil War, and in Mexico under the Emperor, before being imprisoned at the age of 25 for the severely injuring his brother-in-law, who had physically abused Thompson's wife. After his release, Thompson made his name as a gunman and a gambler in Texas and Kansas. After he was hired in 1881 as Marshal in Austin, Texas, the crime rate dropped sharply during his term. He was murdered at the age of 41 in San Antonio on March 11, 1884 during the Vaudeville Theater Ambush. Source - Wikipedia