Dead Manís Hand
Aces and 8s Worldwide Legend
Charles Henry Rich, buried in this cemetery, was a close friend of James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok. On August 2, 1876. Hickok was killed while playing poker at the No. 10 Saloon, Deadwood, Dakota Territory. Charlie Rich had just dealt Hickok two black Aces and two Black eights, the "Dead Man's Hand" to all future poker players. Rich, a native Ohioan, was a quiet man who occasionally told stories of the Old West.
This historic marker is dedicated to the memory of: Alta Mowery Rich, Mabel Rich Bourgeois, Joseph Bourgeois Sr., LaVerne Bourgeois West, Melvin Bourgeois, Jean Rich Schroer
Erected 1989 by Gordon and Patricia Bourgeois. (Marker Number 3-13.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
Location. 39° 12.69′ N, 84° 18.587′ W. Marker is near Loveland, Ohio, in Clermont County. Marker is at the intersection of Glendale Milford Road (Ohio Route 126) and Center Street, on the right when traveling west on Glendale Milford Road.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charlie Henry Rich (within shouting distance of this marker); Miamiville (approx. ĺ mile away); a different marker also named Miamiville (approx. ĺ mile away); Little Miami Railroad (approx. one mile away); Waldschmidt Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Camp Dennison Civil War Museum (approx. 1.8 miles away); Camp Dennison (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. Alfred Buckingham (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loveland.
Additional keywords. Wild Bill Hickok
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.