DODGE CITY, KAN. BUFFALO TOMS B.B. TOKEN (POSSIBLE ATTRIBUTE)

$450.00

KS.34. An attractive maverick token possible attribution Dodge City, Kansas, in nice condition. This is a brief description from tokencatalog website:
Possibly Thomas Clayton Nixon, the only buffalo hunter of note who later got into the saloon business whose name was Thomas (Tom). Tom Nixon and Brick Bond operated a dance hall & saloon named the Lady Gay on the south side of the tracks in Dodge City. Assistant Marshal Nixon was shot dead by Mysterious Dave Mather on 21 July 1884. Nixon hunted buffalo with partner Emanuel Dobbs approximately 1874-5, Nixon's hunting camp was on the Canadian River. Nixon killed 3,200 buffalo in 35 days and 120 buffalo in 40 minutes using two rifles. One of his camps was 35 miles SE of Dodge City, KS. Tom Nixon was asst. marshal of Dodge City from 1881 until July 21, 1884 when he was shot dead. Citation: Dodge City by Fredric Young and Encyclopedia of Buffalo Hunters and Skinners compiled by Miles Gilbert, Leo Reminger and Sharon Cunningham (2003) If this is Tom Nixon the attribution would be Dodge City KS.

The token reads: The J.M. Brunswick & Balke Cos./(pool table pictoral)/Check//Good For/5ยข/At Buffalo/Tom's/In/Trade.
The token is round, made of brass and measures 24.56mm.

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