Prior to his election as Sheriff of Apache County, Arizona in 1886, Owens worked on ranches in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Supported by the Stockgrower's Association, Owens later became Sheriff of one of Arizona's largest counties. Seen here with his unique gun belt and holster and Springfield sporter, Owens was using a Winchester on Sunday, September 4, 1887 when he shot it out with the Blevins brothers in Holbrook. In the 1890s, CP Owens served as a Deputy US Marshal and Deputy Sheriff

Commodore Perry Owens - sheriff of Apache County, later became the first sheriff of Navajo County

Wyatt Earp dealing at one of the Oriental Saloon’s faro tables. To his right, Doc Holliday. Wyatt Earp became manager of the Oriental Saloon, entitling him to receive one-quarter interest in its faro concession. Tombstone, Arizona  January 1881 © Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum

Wyatt Earp dealing at one of the Oriental Saloon’s faro tables. To his right, Doc Holliday. Wyatt Earp became manager of the Oriental Saloon, entitling him to receive one-quarter interest in its faro concession.

Sheriff with his horse, Arizona Territory ca 1880s.

"Old West Cowboy" photos, Part 1 (but without Spencers) ***Photos Added***

Clanton Gang (They called themselves “The Cowboys“)

By: Ashley Kath-Bilsky Without question the American West had some interesting men, many of whom lived hard and died fast.

An old Hopi man. Oraibi, Arizona. 1898. Photo by George Wharton James. Source - University of Southern California Libraries

Hopi: The Peaceful People

An old Hopi man. Photo by George Wharton James. Source - University of Southern California Libraries

Old Tombstone AZ | Crystal Palace: Famous old bar in Tombstone,Arizona

The Crystal Palace Saloon, Dorothea Lange photo, Library of Congress, Photographs from the FSA-OWI,

Tombstone, Arizona (1880)

Tombstone, Arizona: Old West Photos, Newspaper Articles and Documents, and Ragtime Music

Flagstaff, Arizona  ca. 1899; view of Post Office and other buildings on Terrace Street

Flagstaff, Arizona Territory - Street view of post office, other buildings and people, with mountains in the background.

Fort Huachuca ca. 1890 - On March 3, 1877, Captain Samuel Marmaduke Whitside, accompanied by two companies of the 6th Cavalry, chose a site at the base of the Huachuca Mountains that offered sheltering hills & a perennial stream. In 1882, Camp Huachuca was redesignated a fort. Beginning in 1913, for 20 years the fort was the base for the "Buffalo Soldiers", the 10th Cavalry Regiment. In 1947 the post was closed & turned over to the Arizona Fish & Game Department. It was reactivated in 1954.

Fort Huachuca ca. 1890 - On March 3, 1877, Captain Samuel Marmaduke Whitside, accompanied by two companies of the 6th Cavalry, chose a site at the base of the Huachuca Mountains that offered sheltering hills & a perennial stream. In 1882, Camp Huachuca was redesignated a fort. Beginning in 1913, for 20 years the fort was the base for the "Buffalo Soldiers", the 10th Cavalry Regiment. In 1947 the post was closed & turned over to the Arizona Fish & Game Department. It was reactivated in 1954.

An Arizona cowboy, photo taken by Remington in 1886, Arizona Territor

An Arizona cowboy, photo taken by Remington in Arizona Territory

House in Tucson 1880s - OneDrive

A sod house common on the high plains in the late nineteenth century. Mud and clay art were also popular mediums during this time period.

The Hanging of James Fleming Parker in Prescott, Arizona on June 8, 1898

Photograph of the convicted train robber and murderer, James Fleming Parker, taken moments moments before his death by hanging on June 1898 in Prescott, Arizona Territory.

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