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Wild West epitaphs

1. "Here lays Butch. We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger. But slow on the draw." Silver City, Nev.

2. "Here lies a man named Zeke. Second-fastest draw in Cripple Creek." Cripple Creek, Colo.

3. "Here lies Lester Moore. Four slugs from a forty-four. No Les. No more." Tombstone, Ariz.

4. "He called Bill Smith a liar." Cripple Creek, Colo.

5. "I would rather be here than in Texas." Colorado Springs, Colo.

Says who? Calendars editor Matthew Schniper. All selections found on, Web site of June Shaputis, historian formerly of Chaffee County.

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