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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

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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. Job description: partners in crime?

Mysterious Dave' Mather, was both a lawman and gunfighter in the Old West. Little is known today of Mather's life; the gaps in his personal history and his taciturn personality may have been what earned him the sobriquet "Mysterious Dave." Historical records show that he was a lawman in Dodge City, Kansas, and Las Vegas, New Mexico, and was a frequent associate of Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp.

Mysterious Dave' Mather, was an American lawman and gunfighter in the American…

Belle Starr. Female western outlaw

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

Big Nose Kate-- Mary Katherine Horony Cummings (November 7, 1850 – November 2, 1940), was the Hungarian-born long-time companion and common-law wife of fabled gambler and gunfighter Doc Holliday in the American Old West. Despite numerous adventures, she lived a long life.

Big Nose Kate-- Mary Katherine Horony Cummings (November 1850 – November was the Hungarian-born long-time companion & common-law wife of fabled gambler & gunfighter Doc Holliday in the American Old West. Despite numerous adventures, she lived a long life.

Crawford Goldsby (February 1876 – March was a American outlaw, known by the alias Cherokee Bill. Responsible for the murders of seven men (including his brother-in-law), he and his gang terrorized the Indian Territory for over two years.

SCOTT COOLEY - an orphan adopted by rancher Tim Williamson, he later joined Texas Rangers and became well respected lawman, feared due to his relentless pursuit of outlaws. In 1875, Williamson was falsely arrested and killed by lynch mob while under protection of a local deputy. In revenge, Cooley rode up to and shot, then scalped the deputy - event marked the beginning of what would be called the "Hoodoo War" of Mason County. Rangers protected Cooley who later disappeared into history.

Wonder if he was kin to my mom's side.SCOTT COOLEY - an orphan adopted by rancher Tim Williamson, he later joined Texas Rangers and became well respected lawman, feared due to his

Long Branch Saloon, Dodge City, about the time Luke Short bought it.

Outlaws and gunslingers once roamed the streets of Dodge City, KS. A visit today reveals a rich western heritage rooted in a stubborn resistance to progress.

A daguerrotype of Texas ranger captain Samuel Hamilton Walker, 1846. He is probably best known as the co-inventor, along with Samuel Colt, of the famous Walker Colt revolver.

A daguerrotype of Texas ranger captain Samuel Hamilton Walker, He is probably best known as the co-inventor, along with Samuel Colt, of the famous Walker Colt revolver.

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