Phillips County Museum News for June 3, 2020
June 10, 2020
Last week I introduced you to Snakehead Gilbert and this week we meet another “character” that lived in Phillips County.
Dum Dum Bill was the nickname that stuck to him. Dum Dum Bill lived in Landusky during the early days. He was known as a quiet and intellectual character with a lovable disposition. So lovable that it was reported, “He always shot to kill to avoid unnecessary pain and distress!”
Now Dum Dum Bill did not allow his intellectual abilities to interfere with his mining town life. In fact, he used it while playing poker – making it difficult if not impossible...