Wild Bill Hickok (May 1837 – August Legend of American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter & scout, along with his reputation as a lawman & professional gambler, resulted in his fame, though some of his exploits are fictionalized.
John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 1851 – November was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.
Old Picture of the Day: Old West Today we feature a picture of Robert McGee. The picture was taken in As a child, Robert McGee was scalped by Indians. He is the only person I am aware of who survived the horrific experience of being scalped.
Robert Ford, The man who killed Jesse James. He pretty much carried the moniker "Dirty, Rotten Coward Who Shot Jesse James In the Back." It occured, by the way, as Jesse was hanging a picture in his mother's house. Not the kind of man I'd want to be.
The Myths and Legends of Robbers Cave: A tale of Jesse James explores both the history of Robbers Cave and the people associated with it. This article covers its early days as an outlaw hideout, the Robbers Cave experiment, and the cave's modern use.
The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary.