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JAMES CAPE, age about 100, was born a Slave. James fought in the Confederate army. After the war, James unknowingly took a job with the outlaw, Jesse James, for whom he worked three years, in Missouri. He then came back to Texas, and worked in the stockyards until 1928. (Texas Slave Narratives 1936-1938)
Gertrude Three finger, Cheyenne, by William E. Irwin. From A Stylistic Analysis of American Indian Portrait Photography in Oklahoma, 1869-1904
THE REAL LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN: Any six-year-old boy can tell you that when it comes to cowboys, good guys wear white hats and bad guys wear black hats. If that’s true, then the man who is the topic of today’s Campfire Chronicle story probably should have worn a gray hat. You may think you know a lot about the infamous Judge Roy Bean, but when it comes to the REAL Judge Roy Bean, chances are that you don’t know Bean(s)! Read on! #wildwest #history
On July 29, 1910, citizens in the small, predominately African American town of Slocum, Texas were massacred. This was one of many towns, such as Rosewood and Tulsa, where a successful, self-sufficient African American community was the subject of a terrorist attack designed to maintain economic white supremacy. In each town, the incident that sparked the attack was relatively insignificant and often fabricated. The death toll was comparable if not higher than in the Rosewood massacre and ...
John Wesley Hardin (May 26, 1853—August 19, 1895) was an American outlaw, gunfighter, and controversial folk hero of the Old West. Hardin is known to have had at least one encounter with the well-known lawman, "Wild Bill" Hickok. When he was finally captured and sent to prison in 1878, Hardin claimed to have already killed 42 men. In August 1895, Hardin was shot to death by John Selman, Sr. in the Acme Saloon, in El Paso, Texas.