Tell one surprising and unexpected historical fact you know?

Most people would balk if you told them that one of the last shootouts of the old west was on the ocean but it was, in the year 1896
In the seaside town of Skagway Alaska had attracted an old west crime boss and certain members of the town opposed him as he was basically trying to set himself up as a regional crime boss like He'd done in Denver.
Certain men opposed to this formed a group of vigilantes and it culminated in the Shootout on Juneau Wharf.
The vigilantes thankfully won, though they did lose men.
The only real gunfights of the old west that happened after would be butch cassidy and the sundance kids actions in bolivia.
They actually killed someone for the first time after trying to go straight, The movie didn't make that up, Butch Cassidy believed that god would forgive everything but killing in cold blood, When he was guarding mining company payroll he killed bandits and it nearly broke him.
But in 1896 one of the last gunfights of the old west happened on a wharf on the northern pacific ocean


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