Doc Holliday’s first stop was Dallas

By Bartee Haile
 
Doc Holliday rang in the New Year in Dallas on Jan. 1, 1875 by shooting a fellow gambler. With a powerful planter and war hero for a father, John Henry Holliday had a lot to live up to. Not only was Major Holliday top dog in the county, he had also commanded Fannin’s Avengers, a company of Georgia volunteers, in the Mexican War.
 
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