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William M. Tilghman

Photograph of William Tilghman & James B. Elder, Dodge City, Kan., 1872Lawman. 1854 - 1924

William Tilghman was described as an efficient lawman who served Dodge City as marshal from 1884 - 1886. Before joining the police force, he was a buffalo hunter and later co-owner of the Crystal Palace saloon in Dodge City.

Entry: Tilghman, William M.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: February 2011

Date Modified: March 2011

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