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This Day in Old West History: November 1, 1924 | Many famous lawmen came out of the Old West. Outlaws, gambling, cattle rustling, bootlegging, saloons, Indians, trappers and traders exaggerated the romance and violence of the period. This day in history reflects on the murder of one such legendary gunfighter, William Tilghman who was one of the most famous lawmen of the Old West. He was appointed City Marshall of Dodge City in 1884 and wore a badge of two twenty dollar gold pieces.

The original John Wayne. A contemporary of Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson who referred to him as "the greatest of us all," was a genuine legend of the old west and was Old School and Badass. John Wayne for sure

First known photo of Frank James, aged approximately 11 or 12. #Wild #West #History

First known photo of Frank James, Age app. 11 or 12 ~ American Soldier, Guerrilla & Outlaw, Jesse's older brother

Pearl Hart, who is known as "The Last of the Lady Road Agents"

Pearl Hart (c. 1871 – after a female outlaw of the American Old West, armed with a revolver. She cut her hair short and took the highly eccentric act, for a Victorian Era woman, of dressing in men's clothing. An original HART GIRL?

Charlie Bowdre rode with Billy the Kid and cowboyed around the Fort Sumner, NM area. He ended up dead at Stinking Springs when a sheriff posse shot him. They found this photo in his clothing; the blood stains are Bowdre's.

Charlie Bowdre rode with Billy the Kid and cowboyed around the Fort Sumner, NM area. He ended up dead at Stinking Springs when a sheriff posse shot him. the blood stains are Bowdre's.

Dillinger poses with some guns, possibly used in  his escape (AP)

John Dillinger He was an American gangster and bank robber. During the Depression-era Dillinger robbed 2 dozen banks and four police stations.

Richard "Little Dick" West (1860–1898) was an outlaw of the Old West, and a member of Bill Doolin's gang. West was born in Texas, supposedly in 1860. He was working as a cowboy on the Halsell Ranch in Oklahoma Territory when he first met Doolin, in 1892. He was with the gang during a bank robbery in Southwest City, Missouri, which resulted in a gunfight in which West was wounded. He remained with the gang through 1896, when Doolin was killed by Deputy US Marshal Heck Thomas. Thomas, and…

Richard "Little Dick" West was an outlaw of the Old West

Samuel Colt

“In this photo, a buckskin-clad dandy sports his nickeled 1878 Frontier Colt on his hip.

Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr (February 5, 1848 – February 3, 1889), better known as Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw, born in Carthage, Missouri

Belle Starr the Bandit Queen: How a Southern Girl Became a Legendary Western Outlaw

Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr, aka Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw, born in Carthage, Missouri.

William Barclay "Bat" Masterson between 1880 and 1890

Bat Masterson, born in Quebec and moved to Kansas with family and later sports reporter for New York Morning Telegraph

Arizona Charlie Meadows, often called “King of the Cowboys”, travelled around the world as part of one Wild West show after anot...

Wearing his signature red bandana and fringed buckskin jacket, Arizona Charlie Meadows, often called "King of the Cowboys".

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