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The Bull's Head Saloon appeared in Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. It was located in Abilene, Kansas.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger[]

In year 1910, an old-fashioned gunslinger, claimed to be Silas Greaves the famed bounty hunter, entered the saloon and shared his stories of revenge and killing with the following people:

  • Ben, the bartender
  • Molly, the waitress
  • Dwight, a young fellow fascinated by the Old West Tales
  • Jack, a skeptical patron with profound knowledge in the Old West legends
  • Steve, a good-natured old patron

In one episode, Silas claims that years back he defeated John Wesley Hardin in this very saloon in a duel, without killing the latter.

Historical facts[]

The Bull's Head Saloon was a real life tavern. Ben Thompson and Phil Coe opened it 1871. When the tavern's owner, Phil Coe, outraged the townspeople by painting a bull, complete with an erect penis, or pizzle, on the outside wall of his tavern, Wild Bill Hickok, the marshal at the time, threatened to burn the saloon to the ground if the offending animal was not painted over. Instead, he hired some men to do the job, which angered Coe. The two became enemies and in a later altercation, Wild Bill Hickok killed Coe. He also accidentally shot and killed Abilene Special Deputy Marshal Mike Williams who was coming to his aid. This event haunted Hickok for the remainder of his life.