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Old West Saloons: Where Real Cowboys Often Gathered in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Wild West Watering Holes-Settling the Dust -LS cowboys drinking at the Equity Bar, Old Tascosa, Texas by Irwin E.

John Henry Tunstall.  An Englishman, Tunstall came to the NM Territory in the 1870's looking to make his fortune.  His murder on Feb. 18, 1878 ignited what came to be known as the Lincoln Country War.  He was 24 yrs of age.

An Englishman, Tunstall came to the NM Territory in the looking to make his fortune. 1878 ignited what came to be known as the Lincoln Country War. He was 24 yrs of age. His story is told in the movie Young Guns.

4x5 inch tintype depicts Billy the Kid and several members of The Regulators playing a leisurely game of croquet alongside friends, family, and lovers in the late summer of 1878. Taken just one month after the tumultuous Lincoln County War came to an end, it is a window into the lives of these gunmen.  It’s a carefree moment after an important life event - a wedding.

Newly Discovered Billy the Kid Photograph Authenticated - Tintype Captures the Notorious Outlaw and His Gang in a Moment of Leisure SAN FRANCISCO – .

Portrait of American outlaw Jesse James (1847- 1882), late 1870s. He and his brother Frank led a gang of criminals who commited a string of murders and robberies across the Central States after the Civil War. Jesse was shot by Bob Ford, a member of his gang, shortly after Missouri Governor Thomas T. Crittenden issued a warrant for his and his brother's capture, dead or alive. Photo: Kean Collection, Getty Images / 2004 Getty Images

The tintype picture, owned by a farming family in rural Washington, is thought to have been taken not long before Robert Ford shot dead notorious outlaw Jesse James in

John S. Chisum, from a photo taken around the time of the Lincoln County War

John Simpson Chisum Cattle King of New Mexico and one of the three leaders of the Tunstall, McSween, & Chisum Faction

William "Curly Bill" Brocius.  Cowboy, gunman and rustler killed in Arizona by Wyatt Earp, 1882, during Earp's famous vendetta ride.

Cowboy, gunman and rustler killed in Arizona by Wyatt Earp, during Earp's famous vendetta ride. Curly Bill had also been a Deputy Sheriff under Johnny Behan.

Tom Horn, in jail in Cheyenne, Wyoming, before his 1903 execution for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell.

Western lore records Tom Horn as a gunfighter, but he was more accurately a hired gunman. Here he's in the jail in Cheyenne, Wyoming, before his 1903 execution for the murder of Willie Nickell.

James-Younger gang & Northfield posse

The photo is of Jesse James Outlaw Gang. The website linked to this has a lot of pictures of different outlaw gangs and individuals. It's really interesting and cool seeing all the different outlaws.

Maxwell house and Officers Quarters, Fort Sumner, New Mexico where Billy the Kid was shot by Pat Garrett

Maxwell house and Officers Quarters, Fort Sumner, New Mexico where Billy the Kid was shot by Pat Garrett

Wyatt Earp's and Josephine Earp's Headstone - according to an old newspaper article, after Josephine had Wyatt cremated she had taken his ashes with her back to San Francisco, where her family was from. She had his ashes buried in the Marcus family plot at the Hills of Eternity Jewish Cemetery in Colma, California. Her ashes joined his and they share a marker. The location had been kept a secret because no one wants their family plot to become a tourist site.

Wyatt Earp& and Josephine Earp& Headstone - according to an old newspaper article, after Josephine

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