TEXAS RANGERS Law Enforcement
39 Slaughter’s CowboysA Texas Ranger during the Civil War before becoming a cattle businessman, Texas John Slaughter opened his final ranch near Douglas, Arizona. Robert G. McCubbin, the world’s foremost Old West photo collector, says this circa 1885 cabinet card of his cowboys is the best group photo of real working frontier cowboys.– Courtesy Robert G. McCubbin Collection –
This Ranger, whose identity is lost to time, is dressed in functional cowboy gear that is typical of clothing worn by the Rocky Mountain Rangers. His hat identifies the one concession to military dress code: the upturned brim signifies affiliation with the Canadian Militia. The 1876 Winchester .45-75 was the Rangers’ weapons of choice. This Ranger also has a Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 single-action revolver tucked in in his chaps. – Courtesy Glenbow Archives NA-670-5 –
On Friday, December 5, 2014, Ranger Jason Bobo of Company "F" presented on the history and current duties of Texas Rangers to a class comprised of mostly 4th and 5th graders. Ranger Bobo has conducted 5 presentations at the Hanna Springs Middle School in Lampasas. Ranger Bobo with Braxton Neely at Hanna Springs Middle School.