Wild West Podcast

The Beautiful and Lovely Dora Hand

January 16, 2023 Michael King/Brad Smalley
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The Beautiful and Lovely Dora Hand
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Show Notes

Legend has it James “Spike” Kenedy was just as much a victim as the woman he killed in cold blood. Though all agree Dora Hand was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was not Spike’s intended target, there is some disagreement as to why mayor James “Dog” Kelley was Spike’s target. Some speculate that Spike tried to kill Dog because Dog was his rival in love with Dora. That would have been more than ironic – ending up killing the object of his adoration rather than winning her. For whatever reason, there was bad blood between Kenedy and Kelley. Things got out of hand in the summer of 1878 when Dog threw Spike out of his saloon. Spike vowed to bring vengeance upon Dog. Wild West Podcast proudly presents “The Beautiful and Lovely Dora Hand.” 

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