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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.

Perhaps the most storied lawmen of the West were the Texas Rangers. This picture 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.

Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers were unofficially formed in 1823 when Stephen F. Austin employed 10 men to protect American families settling in Texas after the Mexican War of Independence

Charles Earl Bowles (b. 1829; d.after 1888), better known as Black Bart, was an English-born American Old West outlaw noted for the poetic messages he left behind after two of his robberies. Called Charley by his friends, he was also known as Charles Bolton, C.E. Bolton and Black Bart the Poet.[1] Considered a gentleman bandit, he was one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers to operate in and around Northern California and southern Oregon during the 1870s and 1880s.

westerncollectibles: “ Charles Earl Bowles (b.after better known as Black Bart, was an English-born American Old West outlaw noted for the poetic messages he left behind after two of his robberies. Called Charley by his friends, he.

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, Texas Ranger - He commanded the Confederate forces in the last engagement of the American Civil War.

Texas Rangers

The Original Texas Rangers My great great grandfather, James Van Riper, was a Texas Ranger

Three Texas Rangers circa 1892. Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

Three Texas Rangers circa Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

Buffalo Bill, Will Bill & Texas Jack

From left to right - Wild Bill Hickok, Texas Jack Omohundro, and Buffalo Bill Cody. buffalo bills looking kinda hunky!

Civil War Soldier. Love this picture.

Civil War Soldiers.

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Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

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

John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 1851 – November was an American gambler, gunfighter and dentist of the American Old West, who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.

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

Outlaw Jesse James (partly) turned to crime as a means of exacting revenge on all things Yankee - at least that's one theory.

A daguerrotype of Texas ranger captain Samuel Hamilton Walker, 1846. He is probably best known as the co-inventor, along with Samuel Colt, of the famous Walker Colt revolver.

A daguerrotype of Texas ranger captain Samuel Hamilton Walker, He is probably best known as the co-inventor, along with Samuel Colt, of the famous Walker Colt revolver.

July 15, 1863 - Confederate raider Bill Anderson and his bushwhackers attacked Huntsville, MO, where they stole $45,000 from the local bank.  A portrait of "Bloody" Bill Anderson CREDIT: THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MISSOURI A musical take on Missouri and the Civil War | KBIA http://asoldiersfriend.com/products.htm

William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson – October was one of the deadliest and most brutal pro-Confederate guerrilla leaders in the American Civil War. Anderson led a band that targeted Union loyalists and Federal soldiers in Missouri and Kansas.

Frank Eaton, “Pistol Pete”….. In the late 1860’s, 8 yr old Eaton witnessed six men kill his father. In 1875, when he was 15, he learned the whereabouts of his father’s killers. But before setting off on his mission to avenge his father’s death, he decided to visit Ft. Gibson, OK a cavalry fort, to learn more about handling a gun. He learned, and out shot everyone at the fort, earning him the nickname. Later in life, he moved to OK. Terr. and became a US Marshal.

Frank Eaton, "Pistol Pete" In the late 8 yr old Eaton witnessed six men kill his father. In when he was he learned th.

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Wooden State of Texas with Rangers logo by CampgroundProduction

Wooden State of Texas with Rangers logo

Wooden State of Texas with Rangers logo by CampgroundProduction

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