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Buffalo Bill Cody and patrons pause between drinks in front of the cherrywood bar at his Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming. United Kingdom’s Queen Victoria, a personal friend of the American showman, shipped the regal Victorian bar from Great Britain to be a centerpiece of his inn, which was named for his daughter.
Since deep veins of silver and gold were discovered near the present-day Nevada towns of Virginia City and Dayton in the 1850s, the Silver State’s economy and growth has been driven greatly by the mining industry. Wyatt and Josie Earp and Wyatt’s brother Virgil followed the silver to both Tonapah and Goldfield, where the 20-mule wagon train (above) was leaving toward the mines in 1905.
Franklin Hamer (lower left) raised Frank, the second oldest, and his seven brothers and sisters in their home, adjacent to his blacksmith shop, on the Llano-Fredericksburg Road in Oxford, Texas. Sitting beside the Hamer patriarch is his brother Harrison, while standing is the youngest, Flavious, and sister, Pat. - True West Magazine
Cowboys pose with a Hash Knife chuckwagon in this circa 1901 photograph. The men, from left, are identified as Judge Lathrop, Frank Wallace, George Hennessey, Johnny Hoffman and Frank’s son Emmet (his other son was Jack). At the time, the men were boarding together at the ranch house near St. Joseph (today’s Joseph City), Arizona, with Burt Mossman and several other cowboys, as well as Wallace’s family.– All images courtesy Jan MacKell unless otherwise noted–
The Texas Jack Combination was successful for Giuseppina Morlacchi and Texas Jack, but they continued to perform separately as well. In 1878, Texas Jack appeared with Dr. W. F. “Doc” Carver, a dentist turned exhibition shooter who he met several years earlier in North Platte, Nebraska. Five years later Carver joined forces with Buffalo Bill to create Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. - True West Magazine