romantic Buffalo Bill Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman.

Mora (American, b. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, ca. albumen print, Gift of Foundation; ex collection of Louis Walton Sipley, George Eastman House Collection

James Butler Hickok (1837-1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickcok was a folk hero of the American Old West. He came to the west as a fugitive from justice, first working as a stagecoach driver before becoming a lawman in Kansas and Nebraska. Hickok was involved in several notable shoot outs. He was shot and killed while playing poker in the Nuttal & Mann's Saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.

James Butler Hickok better known as Wild Bill Hickcok was a folk…

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On June local rancher John Ellis and several other cowboys were out on a roundup in rural Dundy County.

Etta Place: Born 1878, was a companion of the famous American outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (real names Robert LeRoy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh). The Pinkerton Detective Agency traced her to Fort Worth in Texas and to the St. Louis World Fair, but failed to arrest them before she returned to Argentina.

Etta Place: Born was a companion of the famous American outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Cowboy Wayne Brazel (center) shot Pat Garrett.

Cowboy Wayne Brazel (center) shot Pat Garrett unless, of course, it was Killin' Jim Miller, as many suspect.

On May 18, 1836, the Nocona Comanches captured nine-year old Cynthia Ann Parker during a raid of her family's compound, Fort Parker. Cynthia Ann later married the Chief, Peta Nocona and gave birth to three children. Their son, Quanah Parker, was welcomed to the world in 1852.

He was the son of the infamous Comanche chief Iron Jacket, husband of Cynthia Ann Parker and father of chief Quanah Parker.

ANNIE OAKLEY jj

Annie Oakley … this lady was the business! I was in Annie get your gun when I was a girl, I played her little sister that’s my favorite musical

Confederate sons & mother

Interesting that the seated son has on a pinkie ring.

ca. 1885-95, Arizona cowboys

To say nothing of the dog. These armed Arizona cowboys have a total of six pistols, three of which are inch barreled Colt Single Action Army "Peacemakers".

Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He worked in the 1870s as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended the gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881 he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. He died on January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California.

Wyatt Earp was born on March He worked in the as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. He died on January 1929 in Los Angeles, California.

Cattle Kate July 2,1861 - July 20, 1889 - Wyoming outlaw, not violent and never charged with a crime but lynched by agents of the cattle ranchers. She threatened their interest, became a legend of the Old West.

Cattle Kate July - July 1889 - Wyoming outlaw, not violent and never charged with a crime but lynched by agents of the cattle ranchers. She was a woman of easy virtue who tended to accept rustled cattle in payment for her services.

Sam Starr was a lanky Cherokee who made an honest woman of Belle by marrying her forthwith & settling down on his 62 acres on the north side of the Canadian River. They formed a new outlaw gang, rustling horses & bootlegging whiskey to Indians. She learned to use both her newfound money & her feminine wiles to free captured gang members from the clutches of lawmen. From1875 to 1880, Belle was the undisputed leader of this band in the Oklahoma Territory.

Blue Duck, sometimes referred to as Bluford Duck, - was an outlaw of the Old West, probably best known for a photograph taken of him around the in which he posed with Belle Starr, a famous Old West female outlaw./Check out "Lonesome Dove"

Outlaw Jesse James as a young man.

Jesse Woodson James, born September was a outlaw gang leader, a robber of banks,trains.

Drugs in the Old West

The dice and the guns weren't the only things loaded in the Old West -- so were many of the men and women.

Cowboys

Male-biased counties have greater family stability than female-biased counties

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