Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Elfego Baca

Walt Disney produced a mini-series for television about Elfego Baca, who was a real-life figure - a lawman and politician. There is one remarkable episode depicted in the TV program that evidently was true, although almost unbelievable. Between 40 and 80 gunmen shot it out with Baca, alone in an adobe hut, firing somewhere close to 4000 shots, and yet he emerged unhurt. The door was introduced as evidence in Baca's trial (he was acquitted) with more then 400 bullet holes in it. Although not exemplary in much of his life, Baca's courage was without question.

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