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Captain Harry C. Wheeler, Arizona Ranger (1875 - 1925)

Harry Cornwall Wheeler (July 23, 1875 - December 17, 1925) was an Arizona lawman who was the third captain of the Arizona Rangers, as well as the sheriff of Cochise County. Early life Harry Wheel...

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John Gottlieb Lang (1862 - 1942)

John Gottlieb Lang was a participant in the Big Fight at the Jenkins Saloon, also known as the Big Fight or the Tascosa Gunfight. This incident that took place in the Old West town of Tascosa, Texas on...

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George Peppin (c.1841 - 1904)

George Peppin (c. 1841 – September 14, 1904) was a corrupt sheriff in Lincoln County, New Mexico, who figured prominently into the Lincoln County War. Early life Peppin was born in either ...

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Colonel Nathan Dudley (USA) (1825 - 1910)

Nathan Augustus Monroe Dudley (August 20, 1825 – April 29, 1910) was a soldier who served as a Colonel of Volunteers and sometimes as an acting Brigadier General of Volunteers for the Union Ar...

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James Black (1800 - 1872)

) James Black (May 1, 1800 -June 22, 1872) was an American knife-maker best known for his creation of the original Bowie knife designed by Jim Bowie. Early life James Black was born in Hackensack...

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John Middleton (c.1854 - d.)

) John Middleton was friend of Billy the Kid and a key member of the Regulators, who fought on behalf of John Tunstall during the Lincoln County War. Born around 1854, Middleton came to Lincoln Cou...

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Charles Francis Colcord (1859 - 1934)

Charles Francis Colcord (August 18, 1859–December 10, 1934) was a successful cattle rancher, U.S. Marshal, Chief of Police, businessman, and pioneer of the Old West. The community of Colcord, ...

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Albert Jennings Fountain MP (1838 - c.1896)

Albert Jennings Fountain (October 23, 1838 – disappeared February 1, 1896) was a lawyer, Indian fighter, and Republican politician in Texas and New Mexico. Biography Fountain was born on S...

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Peter Johnson Gulick (1796 - 1877)

Peter Johnson Gulick (March 12, 1796 – December 8, 1877) was a missionary to the Kingdom of Hawaii and Japan. He was patriarch of a family that also carried on the tradition of missionary work...

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Brig. General James Miller, 1st Territorial Governor of Arkansas (1776 - 1851)

) James Miller (April 25, 1776 – July 7, 1851) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshire, the first Governor of Arkansas Territory, and a Brigadier General ...

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Jesse Chisholm (1806 - 1868)

Jesse Chisholm (1806 – March 4, 1868) was an Indian trader, guide, and interpreter, born in the Hiwassee region of Tennessee, probably in 1806. He is chiefly famous for being the namesake to...

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Samuel Franklin Cody MP (1867 - 1913)

Samuel Franklin Cowdery (later known as Samuel Franklin Cody ) (6 March 1867 – 7 August 1913) was born in Davenport, Iowa, USA. He was an early pioneer of manned flight, most famous for his ...

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Jack Slade (1831 - 1864)

Joseph Alfred "Jack" Slade, (January 22, 1831 - March 10, 1864), was a stagecoach and Pony Express superintendent, instrumental in the opening of the American West and the archetype of the Western gu...

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Tom Pickett (1856 - 1934)

) Tom Pickett (1858 – May 14, 1934) was a 19th-century American cowboy, professional gambler and, as both a lawman and outlaw at various points in his life, was an associate of Dave Rudabaugh ...

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Commodore Perry Owens (1852 - 1919)

Commodore Perry Owens (July 29, 1852 - May 10, 1919) was an American-born lawman and gunfighter of the Old West. One of his many exploits was the Owens-Blevins Shootout in Arizona Territory during ...

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Edward Capehart O'Kelley (1857 - 1904)

Edward Capehart O'Kelley (October 1, 1857[2] – January 13, 1904) was the man who murdered Robert Ford, who had killed the famous outlaw Jesse James to receive a bounty. He was the subject of a...

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George "Bittercreek" Newcomb (1866 - 1895)

George "Bittercreek" Newcomb (1866-May 2, 1895) was an American outlaw of the American Old West. He was a member, first, of the Dalton Gang but after being called "too Wild" by Bob Dalton, he and B...

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Rose Dunn ("Rose of the Cimarron") (1878 - 1955)

Rose Dunn (September 5, 1878 - June 11, 1955), also known as Rose of the Cimarron, was best known for her good looks and for her romantic involvement with outlaw George "Bittercreek" Newcomb when s...

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Bill Miner ("The Gentleman Bandit") (c.1847 - 1913)

Ezra Allen Miner (circa 1847 – September 2, 1913), more popularly known as Bill Miner, was a noted American criminal, originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, who served several prison terms f...

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William McWaters (1845 - 1875)

William McWaters (ca. 1844-1875) was an American gunfighter from Missouri who once rode with William Clarke Quantrill. Though not as well known today as the likes of the James-Younger Gang, McWaters ...

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Thomas Jefferson Mayfield (1843 - 1928)

Thomas Jefferson Mayfield (1843–1928) led a remarkable double life in the early decades of California statehood, living his boyhood as an adopted member of the Choinumni (Choinumne) branch of ...

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Benjamin Mayfield (1831 - 1870)

Benjamin Mayfield (1831–187?) cowboy, miner, killed the outlaw John Mason. Early life Benjamin Mayfield, the second son of American pioneer farmer William Mayfield and Terissa Faller Mayfi...

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William Mayfield (1810 - 1862)

William Mayfeild, (1810 - 1862), American pioneer in Illinois, Texas and California, soldier, farmer, miner, cattleman. He led Tulare County militia to aid settlers in the early part of the Owens Val...

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Dick Liddil (1852 - 1901)

James Andrew "Dick" Liddil (September 15, 1852 – July 13, 1901) was an American outlaw who was one of the last surviving members of the James-Younger Gang. Liddil is the name that appears on h...

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"Buckskin Frank" Leslie (1842 - c.1930)

Nashville Franklin Leslie (1842 - c1930) was a lawman, U.S. Army scout, gambler, and an outlaw. He was known for his fringed buckskin jacket and his twin revolvers. He became famous in Tombstone, Ari...

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John Kinney (c.1847 - 1919)

) John Kinney (c. 1847 — August 25, 1919) was an outlaw of the Old West, who formed the John Kinney Gang. Kinney was born in Hampshire County, Massachusetts around 1847. His family later m...

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Jeff Kidder, Arizona Ranger (1875 - 1908)

Jeff Kidder (November 15, 1875 - April 5, 1908) was a little-known police officer in the closing days of the American Old West. He is considered one of the twelve most underrated gunmen of the Old ...

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2LT Lyman Kidder, 2nd US Cavalry (1842 - 1867)

Second Lieutenant, 2nd US Cavalry. Killed by Indians while delivering a message to Lt. Col. George A. Custer, 7th US Cavalry. His father, Jefferson Parish Kidder, was a judge in the Minnesota Supreme C...

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"Pink" Higgins (1848 - 1913)

) John Higgins, better known as "Pink" Higgins (1848 - December 18, 1914), was a little-known gunman and cowboy of the Old West, despite his having killed more men in his lifetime than more notable...

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Marion Hedgepeth (1856 - 1909)

Marion Hedgepeth (April 14, 1856 — December 31, 1909) – also known as the Handsome Bandit, the Debonair Bandit, the Derby Kid and the Montana Bandit – was a famous Wild West outl...

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Captain Emmet Crawford (1844 - 1886)

Emmet Crawford (December 22, 1844 – January 18, 1886) was an American soldier who rose through the ranks to become an officer. He was most noted for his time spent in the Arizona Territory und...

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Robert Ford ("The man who shot Jesse James") (1862 - 1892)

) Robert Newton "Bob" Ford (January 31, 1862 – June 8, 1892) was an American outlaw best known for killing his gang leader, Jesse James, in 1882. Ford was shot to death by Edward Capehart O'Ke...

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Charley Ford (1857 - 1884)

) Charles Wilson "Charley" Ford (July 9, 1857 – May 6, 1884) was an outlaw, and member of the James Gang. He was the lesser known brother of Robert Ford, the killer of Jesse James. After a per...

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Frank M. Canton (1849 - 1927)

Josiah Horner (September 15, 1849 – September 27, 1927), better known as Frank M. Canton, was a famous American Old West lawman, gunslinger, cowboy and at one point in his life, an outlaw. E...

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Rube Burrow, train robber (1854 - 1890)

Reuben Houston Burrow (December 11, 1854 - October 9, 1890), better known as Rube Burrow, was a nationally infamous train-robber and outlaw in the Southern and Southwestern United States. During the ...

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Henry Newton Brown (1857 - 1884)

Henry Newton Brown (1857 – April 30, 1884) was an American Old West gunman who played the roles of both lawman and outlaw during his life. Brown was raised in Cold Springs Township, in Phelp...

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N. K. Boswell (1836 - 1921)

Nathaniel Kimball Boswell, aka N. K. Boswell (1836–1921) was a frontiersman, rancher, cowboy and lawman of the Old West, best known for building the N. K. Boswell Ranch, considered a historica...

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"Shotgun" John Collins (1851 - 1922)

"Shotgun" John Collins (November 22, 1851 – December 2, 1922) was a little known, though well associated, gunfighter of the Old West. Life Born Abraham G. Graham, in Horry County, South Ca...

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Jim Courtright (1845 - 1887)

Timothy Isaiah Courtright, also known as "Longhair Jim" or "Big Jim" Courtright (1848 - February 8, 1887), was an American lawman, outlaw and gunfighter. He was born in Sangamon County, Illinois, w...

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Luke L. Short (1854 - 1893)

Luke L. Short (1854-September 8, 1893) was an American Old West gunfighter, who had worked as a farmer, cowboy, whiskey peddler, army scout, dispatch rider, gambler, and saloon keeper at various time...

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Charlie Bassett (c.1847 - 1896)

Profie photo: The "Dodge City Peace Commission" June 1883. Bassett is at far left, in a white coat. From left to right, standing: W.H. Harris, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, W.F. Petillon. Seated: Charlie ...

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Billy Stiles (1871 - 1908)

William Larkin Stiles (September 1871 - December 5, 1908), better known as Billy Stiles or William Larkin, was an American outlaw in the Old West who, with partner Burt Alvord, led a small gang of tr...

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Scott Cooley (1845 - 1876)

Scott Cooley (1845 – June 1876) was an Old West Texas Ranger and later outlaw, best known for his association with gunman Johnny Ringo. Biography Cooley was born in Texas, and was unoffici...

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Gunplay Maxwell (1860 - 1909)

Clarence L. Maxwell, known as Gunplay Maxwell (1860 - August 23, 1909) was a late 19th-century Old West gunfighter and businessman from Boston, Massachusetts. Born the son of a hotel manager (Alfon...

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Madam Dora DuFran (1868 - 1934)

Madam Dora DuFran or Dora Bolshaw (née Amy Helen Bolshaw) (November 16, 1868 - August 5, 1934) was one of the leading and most successful madams in the Old West days of Deadwood, South Dakota....

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David "Davy" Crockett (c.1853 - 1876)

David "Davy" Crockett (1853?-1876) - A gunman and outlaw, Crockett was the great nephew of the more famous Davy Crockett of Alamo fame. A native of Tennessee, he made his way to Texas where he soon wou...

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Al Swearengen (1845 - 1904)

Photo: the Gem Theatre in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1878. The man in the buggy on the left is thought to be Al Swearengen. Ellis Albert "Al" Swearengen (b. Oskaloosa, Iowa, 8 July 1845 – d. ...

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Robert "Wood" Hite (c.1850 - 1881)

Robert Woodson "Wood" Hite (c.1850-1881) was an outlaw and cousin of Frank and Jesse James. He was a member of the James-Younger gang, participating in a number of robberies and other crimes. He was sh...

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Boone Helm (1827 - 1864)

Boone Helm (1828 – January 14, 1864) was a mountain man and gunfighter of the American West known as the Kentucky Cannibal. Helm was also a serial killer who gained his nickname for his opportun...

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Deputy Sheriff Will Clements (1876 - 1911)

Reese–Townsend feud From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Reese–Townsend feud, also called the Colorado County Feud (1898 through 1907) was a politically motivated feud taking pla...

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Al Sieber MP (1843 - 1907)

Albert Sieber (February 27, 1843 – February 19, 1907) was a German-American military figure, prospector, and Chief of Scouts during the Apache Wars. Sieber was born in Mingolsheim, Baden a...

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John Philip Clum (1851 - 1932)

John Philip Clum was an Indian agent for the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in the Arizona Territory. He implemented a limited form of self-government on the reservation that was so successful ...

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Mattie Blaylock, Soiled Dove (1850 - 1888)

Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock (January 1850 – July 3, 1888) was a prostitute who became the romantic companion and common-law wife of Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp for about 8 years. Kn...

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Johnny Ringo (1850 - 1883)

American Outlaw John Peters "Johnny" Ringo became a legend of the Old West because of his alleged involvement in the gunfight at the OK Corral and his association with the Clanton Gang. -----------...

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Simpson "Comanche Jack" Stillwell (1850 - 1903)

Simpson Everett Stilwell (August 18, 1850—February 17, 1903) was a United States Army Scout, Deputy U.S. Marshal, police judge, and U.S. Commissioner in Oklahoma during the American Old West. ...

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Frank C. Stillwell (1856 - 1882)

Frank C. Stilwell (1856 – March 20, 1882) was an outlaw Cowboy who killed at least two men in Cochise County during 1877–1882. Both killings were considered to have been self-defense. F...

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Johnny Behan, Sheriff, Cochise County, Arizona Territory (1844 - 1912)

John Harris Behan (October 24, 1844 – June 7, 1912) was from April 1881 to November 1882 sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona Territory. Behan was appointed the first sheriff of the newly-create...

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George Hildreth Devol (1829 - 1903)

George H. Devol was, by his own admission, "the slickest rascal on the Mississippi River." A sure-thing gambler, Devol spent forty raucous years on the riverboats, cheating, conning, dealing cold hands...

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William Harrison Reno (b. - 1868)

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Frank Reno (1837 - 1868)

Profile photo from: Franklin Reno (Frank): Crime Figure. One of the outlaw Reno brothers, hanged by vigilantes in the New Albany, Indiana jail. Famous for the first train robbery, just outside Seymou...

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Simeon Reno (1843 - 1868)

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John Reno (1839 - 1895)

from The Reno Brothers disliked school and resented their religious upbringing. John and Frank Reno started their criminal career by playing crooked card games to defraud travelers passing on the r...

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Sgt. Charles Floyd MP (1780 - 1804)

From his English Wikipedia page: ) Charles Floyd (1782 – August 20, 1804) was a United States explorer, a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, and quartermaster in the Lewis and Clark ...

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William Preston "Wild Bill" Longley (1851 - 1878)

William Preston Longley (October 6, 1851 – October 11, 1878), also known as Wild Bill Longley, was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter noted for his ruthless nature, speed with a gun, q...

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Asa Lawrence Lovejoy (1808 - 1882)

Asa Lawrence Lovejoy (March 14, 1808 – September 10, 1882) was an American pioneer and politician in the region that would become the U.S. state of Oregon. He is best remembered as a founder o...

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Count Agoston Haraszthy ("Father of California Viticulture") (1812 - 1869)

Agoston Haraszthy (/ˈɑːɡəstən ˈhærəsti/; Hungarian: Haraszthy Ágoston [ˈhɒrɒsti ˈaːɡo&#...

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Henry Hancock (1822 - 1883)

Henry Hancock (April 11, 1822 – January 9, 1883) was a Harvard trained lawyer and a land surveyor working in California in the 1850s. He was the owner of Rancho La Brea, which included the La ...

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Dr. George E. Goodfellow (1855 - 1910)

Dr. George Emory Goodfellow (December 23, 1855 – December 7, 1910) was a physician and naturalist in the American Old West who developed a reputation as the United States' foremost expert in t...

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David Colbert McCanless (1828 - 1861)

David C. McCanles (18??-1861) - McCanles owned the property upon which the Rock Creek Station sat on the Oregon Trail in Nebraska. On July 12, 1861, McCanles would be shot and killed by Bill Hickok, gi...

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Tom McLaury (1853 - 1881)

Killed by Wyatt Earp, Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp and Doc Holiday in the Gunfight at the OK Corral, October 26, 1881 along with his brother Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton ------------------------------...

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Frank McLaury (1848 - 1881)

Killed by Wyatt Earp, Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp and Doc Holiday in the Gunfight at the OK Corral, October 26, 1881 along with his brother Tom McLaury and Billy Clanton --------------------------------...

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Hyman G. Neill (aka, "Hoodoo Brown") (1856 - 1910)

Hyman G. Neill, aka: Hoodoo Brown - Neill hailed from a good family in Lexington, Missouri. After the Civil War the family moved to Warrensburg, Missouri where Neill worked as a printer's devil on the ...

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Allen H. Parmer (1848 - 1927)

PARMER, ALLEN (1848–1927). Allen Parmer, cattleman, farmer, and railroad builder, was born to Isaac and Barbara (Hazard) Parmer in Independence, Missouri, on May 6, 1848. After a common-school e...

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Thomas Edward "Bud” Pence (1842 - 1880)

Thomas Edward "Bud” Pence (1842-1880) - Born on November 28, 1842 in Clay County, Missouri to Adam and Ann Pence, he was the older brother to Donnie Pence and had at least 8 other siblings. Bud ...

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Alexander Doniphan "Donnie" Pence (1847 - 1896)

Alexander Doniphan "Donnie" Pence (1847-1896) - Born on August 15, 1847 in Clay County, Missouri to Adam and Ann Pence, he was the younger of Bud Pence and had at least 8 other siblings. Bud and Donnie...

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Jim Reed (1845 - 1874)

Jim Reed (18??-1874) - Little is known of Reed's early life, but he grew up in Missouri and his family was friends with the Shirleys, who would have the dubious honor of raising the girl who would end ...

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Nathaniel "Texas Jack" Reed (1862 - 1950)

Nathanial Reed "Texas Jack" (1862-1950) - Hailing from Arkansas, Reed became a proficient bank and train robber in Indian Territory, claiming to have pulled off four train robberies, seven bank job...

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Milton Anthony Sharp (1846 - 1907)

Milton Anthony Sharp (1846-1907) - Born in Lees Summit, Missouri, Sharp moved to California in 1869. No more than a teenager, he earned an honest living working in the mines around Bodie. However, when...

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Oliver Boggs "Oll" Shepperd (1842 - 1868)

Oliver "Oll" Shepherd (1842-1868) - Born on November 25, 1842, Shepherd married Mary Jane Vance on February 2, 1860 and the couple would have two children. He fought with the Quantrill's Raiders during...

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George Washington Shepperd (1842 - 1917)

George Washington Shepherd (1842-1917) - Born in Missouri, Shepherd married Martha Sanders in March 1861. He fought with William Quantrill's gang of guerillas during the Civil War and afterwards joined...

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William Porter "Port” Stockton (1864 - 1881)

William Porter "Port” Stockton (1864-1881) - Born and raised in Texas, Port became an outlaw and lawman. He was the younger brother of more well-known Ike Stockson, who led the Stockton Gang, a ...

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Isaac "Ike" Stockton (leader of the Stockton Gang) (1852 - 1881)

Isaac "Ike” Stockton (1852-1881) - Born and raised in Texas, Stockton was an outlaw and leader of the Stockton Gang of robbers in northern New Mexico. Making his way to Lincoln, New Mexico in ...

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James "Jim" Tewksbury (1858 - c.1888)

James "Jim” Tewksbury- Brother of Edwin Tewksbury, Jim was also involved in the Pleasant Valley War against opposing cowboys. After the Graham's offered a $500 reward for the death of any sheeph...

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Edwin Tewksbury (1860 - 1904)

Edwin "Ed" Tewksbury - A gunman and lawman, Edwin moved with his family to the Pleasant Valley of Arizona in 1880 where they raised cattle. Some years later, with his father, John, and brothers, James ...

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Benjamin "Ben" Thompson (aka, "Shotgun Ben") (1843 - 1884)

Benjamin "Ben" Thompson, born in Knottingley, Yorkshire, England on November 2, 1843. As a child he moved with his parents to Austin, Texas. He initially worked as a printer and subsequently took u...

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Elizabeth "Libby" Haley Thompson (aka, "Squirrel Tooth Alice") (1855 - 1953)

Better known as "Squirrel Tooth Alice,” Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Haley Thompson was a popular "soiled dove” in the frontier cow towns of the American West, despite gap the in her teeth that...

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William "Texas Billy” Thompson (1845 - 1897)

William "Texas Billy” Thompson (1845-1897) – Brother to more famous gunman Ben Thompson, Billy was described as "mean, vicious, vindictive and totally unpredictable.” When Billy wa...

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Davis "Dave" Tutt (1839 - 1865)

Davis "Dave" Tutt (1839-1865) - Tutt was born in Yellville, Arkansas and because of his father's involvement in the Tutt-Everett Feud he became experienced with gunfighting at an early age. He joined t...

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Thomas J. Farnham (1804 - 1848)

Thomas Jefferson Farnham (1804–1848) was an explorer and author of the American West in the first half of the 19th century. His travels included interaction with missionary Jason Lee, and he l...

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Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, S.P. (1823 - 1902)

Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, S.P., (16 April 1823 – 19 January 1902) was a Canadian Religious Sister who led a group of the members of her congregation to the Pacific Northwest of the Un...

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John Sparks (1843 - 1908)

) John T. Sparks (August 30, 1843 – May 22, 1908) was an American politician. He was the tenth Governor of Nevada, and was nicknamed Honest John. Like his predecessor, Reinhold Sadler, Sparks ...

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Lewis R. Bradley, Governor (1805 - 1879)

Lewis Rice "Broadhorns" Bradley (February 18, 1805 – March 21, 1879) was an American politician. He was the second Governor of Nevada in the United States from 1871 to 1879. He was a member of...

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James Campbell (1826 - 1900)

) James Campbell, Esq. (1826–1900) was the founder of the Estate of James Campbell, one of the largest and wealthiest landowners in the United States Territory of Hawaiʻi and in the sta...

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Samuel Parker (1853 - 1920)

) Samuel Parker, known as Kamuela Parker or sometimes Samuel Keaoililani Parker (1853–1920) was a major landowner and businessman on the island of Hawaii, heir to the Parker Ranch estate. He b...

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John Palmer Parker (1790 - 1868)

John Palmer Parker (1790–1868) was the founder of the Parker Ranch on the island of Hawaiʻi in Hawaii. Life John Palmer Parker was born May 1, 1790 in Newton, Massachusetts. His fat...

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Charles "Buffalo" Jones (1844 - 1919)

Charles Jesse Jones, known as Buffalo Jones (January 31, 1844 – October 1, 1919), was an American frontiersman, farmer, rancher, hunter, and conservationist who cofounded Garden City, Kansas. ...

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Marcus Whitman, M.D. (1802 - 1847)

Marcus Whitman arrived in the Oregon Territory in 1836. from He was the seventh generation of "descendents of John Whitman who arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony sometime prior to December...

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James Van Ness, Mayor, San Francisco (1808 - 1872)

Seventh Mayor of San Francisco

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Henry Gratiot (1789 - 1836)

Colonel Henry Gratiot (April 25, 1789 – April 27, 1836) was a French-American pioneer, trader and businessman who, during the Winnebago and Black Hawk Wars, acted as both an intermediary and e...

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Edward Hempstead, US Congress, Missouri Territory (1780 - 1817)

Edward Hempstead (June 3, 1780 – August 10, 1817) was an American lawyer, pioneer, and one of the early settlers in the new Louisiana Purchase in 1805. Born in New London, Connecticut, Hempste...

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