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  • Thomas Tate Tobin or Autobees (1826 - 1904)
    Tom Tobin (1823 – 1904) was an American adventurer, tracker, trapper, mountain man, guide, US Army scout, and occasional bounty hunter. Tobin explored much of southern Colorado, including the Pu...
  • Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell (1818 - 1875)
    "A NATIVE OF KASKASKIA, ILL. A FUR TRADER AND TRAPPER WHO BY INDUSTRY, GOOD FORTUNE AND TRADING BECAME SOLE OWNER IN 1864 OF THE LARGEST SINGLE TRACT OF LAND OWNED BY ANY ONE INDIVIDUAL IN THE UNITED S...
  • William Larimer, Jr. (1809 - 1865)
    . William Larimer, Jr. (October 24, 1809 – May 16, 1875) was a Kansas state senator, American settler, and land developer who is best known as the founder of Denver, Colorado in 1858. Larimer ...
  • William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams (1787 - 1849)
    William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams (January 3, 1787 - March 1849) was a noted mountain man and frontiersman. He served as an interpreter for the government, and led several expeditions in the West. Fl...
  • Solomon Perry Sublette (1815 - 1857)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via brother William Lewis Sublette by SmartCopy : Jul 24 2015, 7:11:52 UTC

Designed to capture contributors and participants in America's expansion westward from the east coast. Including politicians, newsmen, explorers, founding fathers, frontiersmen, mountainmen, railroadmen, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, etc.

Notable people of the American Old West

Artists

Explorers

  • Sacajawea, Shoshone guide and interpreter during the Lewis and Clark expedition

Entertainers

  • Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter and Performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows
  • Nan Aspinwall Expert horsewoman, lariatist and sharpshooter, and oriental dancer, "Princess Omene"

First Settlers

Lawmen

Outlaws

  • Bill Dalton - Wild Bunch Gang, Dalton Gang
  • Grat Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Bob Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Em Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Bill Doolin - Dalton Gang, Oklahombres Gang
  • Black Bart - Robbed Wells Fargo Co alone.
  • Wes Hardin - Killer, expert shooter
  • Cherokee Bill - Cook Gang
  • Butch Cassidy - Wild Bunch Gang
  • Black Jack Ketchum - Ketchum Gang
  • Sam Ketchum - Ketchum Gang
  • Calamity Jane was a frontierswoman and professional scout best known for her claim of being a close friend of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Native Americans.
  • Laura Bullion, was an outlaw and a member of the Wild Bunch
  • Rose Dunn, was an outlaw
  • Pearl Hart, was an outlaw
  • Etta Place, was a bank robber
  • Lillian Smith, was a sharpshooter
  • Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw

Politicians

  • Sam Houston, Won at the battle of San Jacinto, was Texas State's first senator

Soldiers

  • General Ranald Mackenzie aka "Bad Hand" was a soldier who fought in the Civil War, earning the name "Three Fingers" or "Bad Hand." Following the war he served with great distinction in the Indian wars.

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