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

LtoR back- Big nose Kate, Doc Holliday, Wilhelmina Horony, Crawley P. Dake, LtoR front Wyatt, Alvira Earp.

LtoR back- Big nose Kate, Doc Holliday, Wilhelmina Horony, Crawley P. Dake, LtoR front Wyatt, Alvira Earp.

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***

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

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