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"Doc" William Frank Carver (1840–1927), was a sharpshooter and creator of a popular circus attraction from 1890's on. He died in 1927. He was born in Winslow, Illinois. As a young man he is reported to have lived with the Sioux and Pawnee. Carver was trained as a dentist, hence the nickname "Doc". At age 17 he left Winslow to assert a family land claim in Minnesota. At age 35 Doc Carver migrated to California and became a famous buffalo hunter and a companion of Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok, Gen. Phil Sheridan and other well-known figures of the day.