RANGERS: Early Texas Rangers Perhaps the most storied lawmen of the West were the Texas Rangers. Comanches, not outlaws, were the principle adversaries of the Rangers in the years immediately following the Civil War. Photos of Texas Rangers taken prior to 1870 are rare. This one of James Thomas Bird (left) and John J. Haynes was taken in 1868 and shows the young Indian fighters outfitted more like Civil War guerrillas than the later Texas cowboys.

RANGERS: Early Texas Rangers Perhaps the most storied lawmen of the West were the Texas Rangers. Comanches, not outlaws, were the principle adversaries of the Rangers in the years immediately following the Civil War. Photos of Texas Rangers taken prior to 1870 are rare. This one of James Thomas Bird (left) and John J. Haynes was taken in 1868 and shows the young Indian fighters outfitted more like Civil War guerrillas than the later Texas cowboys.

11/8/1887 - Gunfighter JOHN 'DOC' HOLLIDAY - Doc Holliday died at the age of 35. The gun fighting dentist died from tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Glenwood Springs, CO.

1882 Gunfighter JOHN 'DOC' HOLLIDAY Vintage 8x10 Photo Old West Portrait Print

11/8/1887 - Gunfighter JOHN 'DOC' HOLLIDAY - Doc Holliday died at the age of 35. The gun fighting dentist died from tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Glenwood Springs, CO.

"Audie Leon Murphy (June 20, 1924 – May 28, 1971) was a highly decorated and famous soldier. Through LIFE magazine's July 16, 1945 issue ("Most Decorated Soldier"/cover photo), he became one the most famous soldiers of World War II and widely regarded as the most decorated American soldier of the war."

"Audie Leon Murphy (June 20, 1924 – May 28, 1971) was a highly decorated and famous soldier. Through LIFE magazine's July 16, 1945 issue ("Most Decorated Soldier"/cover photo), he became one the most famous soldiers of World War II and widely regarded as the most decorated American soldier of the war."

Jesse James: The Life, Times, and Treacherous Death of the Most Infamous Outlaw of All Time

Jesse James: The Life, Times, and Treacherous Death of the Most Infamous Outlaw of All Time (Paperback)

Jesse James: The Life, Times, and Treacherous Death of the Most Infamous Outlaw of All Time

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ in His White House Office. This is one of the only photographs of Abraham Lincoln in his White House office. It was taken by Anthony Berger, a Brady operator, to assist the artist Francis B. Carpenter in his massive painting of Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet.

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ in His White House Office. This is one of the only photographs of Abraham Lincoln in his White House office. It was taken by Anthony Berger, a Brady operator, to assist the artist Francis B. Carpenter in his massive painting of Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet.

Jesse James Gang. The American way. If you can't get what you want, kill the people that have it.

Jesse James Gang. The American way. If you can't get what you want, kill the people that have it.

Quanah Parker - the "last Comanche Chief". He led a 40 year resistance against invasion and was never defeated. His tribe ruled the Southern Plains and defeated the Spanish through mastery of the horse.

Quanah Parker - the "last Comanche Chief". He led a 40 year resistance against invasion and was never defeated. His tribe ruled the Southern Plains and defeated the Spanish through mastery of the horse.

John S. "Rip" Ford, 1850's Texas Ranger. Commanded the Confederate forces in the last engagement of the American Civil War.

John S. "Rip" Ford, 1850's Texas Ranger. Commanded the Confederate forces in the last engagement of the American Civil War.

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