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Boot Hill

Posted by ESC on October 14, 2003

In Reply to: He died with his boots on posted by ESC on October 14, 2003

: : I saw a movie the other night and I couldnt help but wonder what this meant. Does anyone know I would appreciate an answer. Thanks

: It means he didn't die in his bed of old age or natural causes. The person died in a shoot-out or cattle stampede or something of that nature.

Googling "Boot Hill" and history:

Boot Hill was the name given to the cemetery in Dodge City. It was so-called because so many men were killed during acts of violence and therefore "died with their boots on". Later Boot Hill became the name of most cemeteries in Wild West towns.