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Pirate Bill Johnston (February 1, 1782-February 17, 1870) was a Thousand Islands smuggler, river pirate, and War of 1812 American privateer. He so annoyed the British in the 19th-century Canadian colonies that they called out the army every time his name made the newspapers. He was the man the British most wanted to hang. They spent a fortune hunting him and preparing defenses against him

Pirate Bill Johnston (February 1, 1782-February 17, 1870) was a Thousand Islands smuggler, river pirate, and War of 1812 American privateer. He so annoyed the British in the 19th-century Canadian colonies that they called out the army every time his name made the newspapers. He was the man the British most wanted to hang. They spent a fortune hunting him and preparing defenses against him

Calamity Jane aka Martha Jane Cannary, American frontiersman and professional scout, was involved with Wild Bill Hickok 1852-1903

Calamity Jane aka Martha Jane Cannary, American frontiersman and professional scout, was involved with Wild Bill Hickok 1852-1903

"Wild" Bill Hickock (May 27, 1837 - August 2, 1876) - Birth name: James Butler Hickok - Birth place: Troy Grove, Illinois - Place of death: Deadwood, South Dakota (at 39 years old)

"Wild" Bill Hickock (May 27, 1837 - August 2, 1876) - Birth name: James Butler Hickok - Birth place: Troy Grove, Illinois - Place of death: Deadwood, South Dakota (at 39 years old)

Johnny Ringo was a notorious cowboy who became the chief antagonist of Wyatt Earp, and received more notoriety before his death in July 1882. For more than a century, controversy has swirled about the details of Ringo's demise, making his death one of the most hotly debated deaths in Old West history.

Johnny Ringo was a notorious cowboy who became the chief antagonist of Wyatt Earp, and received more notoriety before his death in July 1882. For more than a century, controversy has swirled about the details of Ringo's demise, making his death one of the most hotly debated deaths in Old West history.

Grandmother of 14 children and 56 grandchildren sitting at kitchen table, near Chesnee, S.C. (Farm Security Administration, Dorothea Lange, photographer) 1937

Grandmother of 14 children and 56 grandchildren sitting at kitchen table, near Chesnee, S.C. (Farm Security Administration, Dorothea Lange, photographer) 1937

James Black was an Arkansas blacksmith and the creator of the original Bowie knife designed by Jim Bowie. Bowie was already famous for knife-fighting from his 1827 sandbar duel. But his killing of three assassins in Texas and his death at the Battle of the Alamo made him, and the blacksmith’s knife, legends. Black’s knives were known to be exceedingly tough yet flexible. Black kept his methods for creating the knife very secret and did all of his work behind a leather curtain.

James Black was an Arkansas blacksmith and the creator of the original Bowie knife designed by Jim Bowie. Bowie was already famous for knife-fighting from his 1827 sandbar duel. But his killing of three assassins in Texas and his death at the Battle of the Alamo made him, and the blacksmith’s knife, legends. Black’s knives were known to be exceedingly tough yet flexible. Black kept his methods for creating the knife very secret and did all of his work behind a leather curtain.

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