This photograph was taken in 1895, and shows Calamity Jane. Calamity Jane was a colorful figure from the Old West. She was friends with Wild Bill Hickock, and in later years was a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Calamity Jane died on this day, August 1, in the year 1903. She was buried next to Wild Bill.

Calamity Jane - Martha Jane Canary or Cannary (May 1852 – August 1903 age better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman and professional scout, known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok and for fighting Indians.

Put together: A new photo purporting to show Billy the Kid (left) has emerged. The only verified picture of the Western outlaw was sold to billionaire William Koch in 2011 for $2.3million

Another picture of Billy the Kid emerges

A new photo purporting to show Billy the Kid (left) has emerged. The only verified picture of the Western outlaw was sold to billionaire William Koch n 2011 for million.

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), in Le Claire but lived several years in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory. Buffalo Bill received the Medal of Honor in 1872 for service to the US Army as a scout. One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 1846 ~ January was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory, in Le Claire but lived several years in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory.

NAN ASPINWALL - the first woman to ride on horseback across North America - alone.  She rode from San Francisco to New York from September 1, 1910 arriving on July 8, 1911, on a bet from Buffalo Bill, whose Wild West show she performed in with her husband. She rode her thoroughbred mare, Lady Ellen, on the journey.

Nan Aspinwall - the first woman to ride on horseback across North America alone. She rode from San Francisco to New York from September 1910 arriving on July on a bet from Buffalo Bill. She rode her thoroughbred mare, Lady Ellen.

Annie Oakley (1860-1926). Most famous woman marksman of her day. A star with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show touring the United States and Europe. Sitting Bull also toured with the show but didn't go to Europe.

Previous pinner info: Annie Oakley Most famous woman marksman of her day. A star with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show touring the United States and Europe. Sitting Bull also toured with the show but didn't go to Europe.

John Y. Nelson:  (1826-1903) - noted frontier scout.  He joined Cody's "Wild West Show" in 1884 and was with the outfit for many years. He guided Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847; worked as a military scout with William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill); fought in the Indian Wars, and served as a lawman in North Dakota. He often narrowly escaped death from bullets, arrows, and knives. Nelson’s story is a fascinating view of the early American west in all its glory.

Nelson: He joined Cody's "Wild West Show" in 1884 He guided Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in worked as a military scout with William F. fought in the Indian Wars, lawman in North Dakota.

Frontiersman, scout, Pony Express Rider and showman William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917) in a tent on the grounds of his Wild West Show, spinning yarns for the youngsters.  Date Unknown

Frontiersman, scout, Pony Express Rider and showman William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody in a tent on the grounds of his Wild West Show, spinning yarns for the youngsters. Date Unknown

Lulu Belle Parr, (1876-1955,) an independent and spirited wild west performer thrilled audiences all across the world during her reign as the “Champion Lady Bucking Horse Rider of the World.” She rode in some of the most famous Wild West shows of the last century.

Lulu Belle Parr, an independent and spirited wild west performer thrilled audiences all across the world during her reign as the “Champion Lady Bucking Horse Rider of the World.” She rode in some of the most famous Wild West shows of the last century.

This picture is of Whirling Horse. I consider this photograph to be a classic, and shows the man with full head dress, buckskin clothing, and blanket. It is believed that Whirling Horse was a member of a Wild West Show, possibly Buffalo Bill Cody's. So, in looking at the picture we must wonder whether this is the way he looked as a traditional Indian person, or whether this is how Buffalo Bill told him he should dress for the show.

Whirling Horse - shows the man with full head dress, buckskin clothing, and blanket. It is believed that Whirling Horse was a member of a Wild West Show, possibly Buffalo Bill Cody's. a traditional Indian person,

Buffalo bill wild west show c1899 - American frontier - Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and Congress of Rough Riders of the World - Circus poster showing cowboys rounding up cattle and portrait of Col. W.F. Cody on horseback. 1899.

Buffalo bill wild west show - American frontier - Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and Congress of Rough Riders of the World - Circus poster showing cowboys rounding up cattle and portrait of Col. Cody on horseback.

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