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Texas Ranger Walter Russell standing guard at a bank. Photograph by John Dominis. Alice, Texas, USA, February 1954.

Captain Joseph Tivy.Born in 1818 in Canada, grew up in New York, and came to Texas in 1837 as a surveyor. Served as a Texas Ranger under Jack Hays in 1844, Served as Kerrville's first mayor in 1889. Gave the city land to establish a public school.

Thomas R Hickman 1886-1962. He served as a deputy constable in Gainesville and a deputy sheriff in Cooke County. He joined Texas Rangers in 1919 and some rose to rank of sergeant. In 1922 became Captain of Company B. He left Rangers in 1935 after dispute with Governor Allred. In 1961 became chairman of the Department Public Safety Commission.

This Ranger, is dressed in functional cowboy gear that is typical of clothing worn by the Rocky Mountain Rangers. His hat identifies the one concession to military dress code: the upturned brim signifies affiliation with the Canadian Militia. The 1876 Winchester .45-75 was the Rangers weapons of choice This Ranger also has a Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 single-action revolver tucked in in his chaps.

"Old West Cowboy" photos with supporting text, part 3

"Old West Cowboy" photos with supporting text, part 3

Dead Outlaws | Black Bart the Legend by Dunniway & Co.

The Shadows of the Past - Gunfighters

Judge Isaac Parker 1838-1896 aka The Hanging Judge.

From left to right - Wild Bill Hickok, Texas Jack Omohundro, and Buffalo Bill Cody

Texas Rangers George Black and J.M. Britton

Luke Short - called the "Undertaker's Friend" ... an Old West dandy, gentleman gambler, friend of Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, all around dangerous man with a gun.

Pat F. Garrett 1850 - 1908. Called the most famous Westerner of his time. He was Rancher, Businessman and Peace Officer. In 1881, as sherriff of Lincoln County, he killed the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. Pres. Teddy Roosevelt appointed him Collector of Customs at El Paso in 1901. On Feb 29, 1908, Garrett was murdered by a cowboy in a dispute near Las Cruces, N.M. Inset Colt .44 Frontier the gun killing Billy the Kid.

Real Old West Cowboys | Know Your History: Real Pics Of Black Cowboys From The Old West ...

TWO YOUNG COWBOYS "GUNS, BOWIE KNIVES, RIFLES" ca. 1880 These two Cowboys have all the accouterments for the Wild West and the location "New Mexico, Territory"

"He's one of them rangers. Dangerous folk they are — wandering the wilds. What his right name is I've never heard, but around here, he's known as Strider." --Barliman Butterbur

COWBOY WITH COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY - ca.1875-1890. A wonderfully expressive tintype portrait of a rough Cowboy chomping on his cigar, featuring a nickel-plated Colt Single Action Army and holster rig. The cowboy has pulled the Colt "Peacemaker" out of the holster and turned it around so that it faces outward. He is wearing leather chaps, a bandana, a hat, vest and boots. There is a whiskey bottle next to him on the pedestal. A great original tintype image of an iconic Western cowboy.

Frank Eaton, Sr. "Pistol Pete" This is the real guy who became a cowboy icon, and mascot for Oklahoma State University. He was a personal friend of my twin uncles, Ray and Roy Benson in Oklahoma. This photo was hanging on their wall.

Real - Benjamin J. Hodges, a Mexican Black man, poses in Dodge City (Ford County) Kansas, with a sawed off shotgun and a pistol in a holster belt - ...