Many towns used the name "Boothill" or "Boot Hill" for their burial grounds. Most agree that the first graveyard named Boot Hill was at Hays, Kansas. Boot Hill alludes to the notion that many of its occupants were those who "died with their boots on", suggesting that they died violently, in gunfights or possibly by hanging, and not by natural causes. The term was used throughout the Old West, with some Boot Hills becoming famous, such as those in Dodge City, Tombstone, and Deadwood. Although our beloved members did not "die with their boots on", we set up this memorial page in order to honor and remember those who rode with us at one time or another. May they rest in peace.

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