Friday, September 22, 2023
Pliney Fisk Gardner (c. 1835 - 1893) was an Old West gunfighter and outlaw. Gardner was born during the 1830s and migrated to California during the 1850s where he made his living as a gambler, earning a reputation as a hard character. He shot a man to death in 1859 at Sonora, California and was indicted with a charge of murder, but released from custody. Gardner then made his living as a hired gun for a mining company being a member of a notorious Daly Gang that terrorized the goldfields between Aurora, Nevada and Carson City during the 1860s in the Nevada Territory.
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