Traveling Old West photographer Albert J. Ewing photographs two men in a horse drawn wagon, ca. 1896-1912. One of the men holds a violin as the other steers. Like most of Ewing's work, the photograph was likely taken in southeastern Ohio or central West Virginia.
Pearl Hart, née Taylor, (c. 1871 – after 1928) was a Canadian-born outlaw of the American Old West. She committed one of the last recorded stagecoach robberies in the United States; her crime gained notoriety primarily because of her gender. Many details of Hart's life are uncertain with available reports being varied and often contradictory.
Charles Wilson "Charley" Ford (July 9, 1857 – May 6, 1884) was an outlaw, and member of the James Gang. He was the lesser known brother of Robert Ford, the killer of Jesse James. After a period of deep depression following James' death and terminally ill from tuberculosis and a debilitating Morphine addiction, Charles Ford committed suicide on May 6, 1884.
Winchester 1873 - lever action rifle, a significant improvement over existing lever guns, but marketing was key. Chambered for the same cartridges that fit the popular 1873 Peacemaker revolver, frontier “logistics” were solved. It was a favorite with Texas Rangers, and became known as “The Gun That Won The West”.
Susanna “Dora” Salter became quite famous, both nationally and internationally, in 1887 when the townspeople of Argonia, Kansas elected her as the first woman mayor in the United States. She was also the first woman to be elected to any political office in the U.S. At the time, she was only 27 years old.