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By John Day 

The Story Of Doc Carver

 

January 19, 2022

John Day

The mural painted on a building in Winslow is still well maintained.

If you come driving through Winslow, you will notice a large sign proclaiming this town to be the home of Doc Carver.

Who was Doc Carver?

Doc Carver was born in Winslow in 1851. Carver would become a famous frontiersman, dentist, showman, actor, acrobat, equestrian and a world champion marksman. Much of Carver's early life is blurry because he was a proponent of the American Tall Tale. In American folklore, his life and legend are right there with Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, and Buffalo Bill Cody.

Carver claimed to have been born in1840. Probably because this date...



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