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Wild Was The West

Rosa May, well known prostitute that frequented Virginia City Nevada and Bodie California during the gold rush. She was an amazing woman, apart from her profession, she was a prominent figure in 19th century old west history. You can visit her grave at Bodie California.

This is a prostitution license from Tombstone, AZ. $7.50 for one year. This one is for a woman who called herself Sadie Jo (prostitutes rarely used their real names). And if you look at the bottom left, it's signed by Wyatt Earp! Even more special, Wyatt Earp ended up marrying Miss Sadie Jo!

Henry's Western Round-up: RON HOWARD TO DIRECT ‘DOC’ FOR HBO

Western lore records Tom Horn as a gunfighter, and he did wield a gun during Arizona’s Pleasant Valley War in 1887, but he was more accurately a hired gunman who usually shot his victims from ambush. He’s shown here, in the jail in Cheyenne, Wyoming, before his 1903 execution for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell. – Courtesy True West Archives –

Jacob "Blake Jake” Yoes (1839-1906) - One of the best known of Judge Isaac Parker’s U.S. Marshals - said to have killed over 50 men

Commodore Perry Owens, sheriff of Navajo County, Arizona Territory and winner of the second most famous gunfight in Arizona history, in Holbrook, Sept. 1887 as part of what is sometimes called the Graham-Tewksbury feud. Within the space of seconds, Owens fired only 5 shots, killing Andy Cooper, Sam Blevins, Mose Roberts and wounding John Blevins.

Commodore Perry Owens (1852 - 1919) - Find A Grave Memorial

Jesse James - was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Already a celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the Wild West Born 9-5, 1847 Kearney, Missouri, U.S. Died April 3, 1882 (aged 34) St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S. killed by Robert Ford

The Wild Bunch, also known as the Doolin–Dalton Gang (Bill Doolin, pictured left), was a group of outlaws based in Indian Territory, that terrorized Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma Territory during the 1890s—robbing banks, stores and trains, and killing lawmen. The group had its origins following the Dalton Gang's botched train robbery in Adair, Oklahoma Territory July 1892. Two guards and two townspeople, both doctors, were wounded, and one of the doctors died the next day. Bob Da

Sam Bass and fellow train robbers.

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The Dalton Gang had gained notoriety as highly successful horse thieves and train robbers; however, the Coffeyville raid would be different. City residents knew of the Dalton's exploits and recognized them when they rode into town. They were determined to protect their money and their town. Just 15 minutes after they entered the banks, four of the outlaws fell dead, shot by the townspeople. Only Emmett survived, despite receiving 23 gunshot wounds.

Tom "Black Jack" Ketchum and his older brother Sam cowboyed in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, while moonlighting as bank and train robbers.

Bob Younger Born: Robert Ewing Younger Dates: Oct 29, 1853 - Sept. 16, 1889 Train & Bank Robber Cause of death: Tuberculosis in prison

Today we feature a picture of Will Roberts. He was a train robber in the late 1800's and went by the name "Dixon". I believe that he might have rode with Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, but I am not for sure that this is the same Will Roberts. This photograph was distributed to Pinkerton Agents who were searching for the outlaw.

Tom Ketchum was a hole-in-the-wall gang member and notorious train robber. With comrades such as Butch Cassidy, Ketchum was soon a wanted cowboy. After being shot in the arm, he was captured and sentenced to death by hanging. His executioner tied the rope poorly, resulting in Ketchum’s decapitation on his way down. Before he was pushed off the platform, he laughed: “I’ll be in hell before you start breakfast – let her rip!”

BUTCH CASSIDY Born Robert LeRoy Parker Born April 13, 1866, Beaver, Utah Died November 3, 1908 (Aged 42) Cause Uncertain, one theory: gunshot by Bolivian militia Alias(es) Butch Cassidy, Mike Cassidy, George Cassidy, Jim Lowe, Santiago Maxwell, Charge(s) Horse thief, cattle rustling, train and bank robbery Conviction(s) Imprisoned in the state prison in Laramie, Wyoming for horse theft Penalty Served 18 months of 2-year sentence; released January 1896 Occupation Thief (train robber).