A bullwhacker with his whip, circa 1850s. These were the men and sometimes women who walk alongside the freight wagons cracking bullwhips to keep the yoked oxen moving, made camp every evening to feed, water and rest themselves and their beasts.
BILL TILGHMAN — Shown here in his buffalo hunting days, Bill Tilghman (at left) was approached by Bat Masterson to serve as a deputy sheriff from 1878, a job he served admirably until 1884, which earned him the respect to work in various law enforcement jobs for the rest of his life. He’s best known for single-handedly capturing Bill Doolin in 1895. He also rose to fame as part of the
Harry Campbell, Matador cowboy, and George Pattullo, writer and cowboy, before the entrance to the line camp which originally served as Matador headquarters. Matador Ranch, Texas., 1908 Gelatin dry plate negative EES www.cartermuseum.org
Belle Starr, outlaw. "Belle always harbored a strong sense of style, which would feed into her later legend. A crack shot, she used to ride sidesaddle while dressed in a black velvet riding habit and a plumed hat, carrying two pistols, with cartridge belts across her hips" - Wikipedia