Great Old West Black and White Photos

Here are some shots from the era of the “Old West”. (captions are below each photo)

Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite. Two men most responsible for the Nation Parks we have in California.

William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry. Teller at First National Bank, Austin, 1891-1894. Man, look at that fancy woodwork done by the craftsmen of the day!

Earthquake of August 31, 1886, centered near Charleston, SC, damaged many of the railroads in the area.

Old West gunfighter Bat Masterson. was a colorful figure – an army scout, gambler, buffalo hunter, frontier lawman in Dodge City, and eventually a US Marshall. He was friends with Wyatt Erp, and had visited Wyatt in Tombstone, Arizona shortly before the showdown at the OK Coral. Later in life, after the West had been tamed, he settled in New York City, and worked as a sports editor for the New York Morning Telegraph.

Wyoming, circa 1900, Overland by Stagecoach….Crossing the country by stagecoach was adventurous even by nineteenth-century standards. Nine people could squeeze inside a stagecoach; additional passengers sometimes traveled on the roof. Passengers remained sandwiched together for about 22 days, with only brief stops for meals and changes of stock or equipment.

Wanna buy me a drink, Cowboy?” When women were pretty scarce, this was a welcoming site for the cowboy who’’d been on the range for weeks, seeing nothing but cows!

Photo of bareback bronc riding at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo. These guys were real pro’s!

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken. The real Sonora Webster Carver and her diving horse.

Nevada’s Tonopah to Sodaville stages meet on the road, circa 1903, for a rare respite. The iron engine would soon take their place as the next year, a 60-mile railroad connected Tonopah with the Carson and Colorado branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad at the Sodaville junction. The railroad would become known as the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad.

This cowboy’s house was dug in so that the insulation of the earth help keep it warm. Today we would think of this as a root cellar, but to him it was home!

A Saloon in Georgetown, Colorado. Again, everyone wanted in the picture!

Log cabin in the mid 1880’s – Washington CO, Minnesota

A pair of New Mexico brothers get a studio shot in the 1880’s.

Another studio shot showing everything that was important to this cowboy. 1880’’s.

A shot from the Great Depression, where a title for this picture might be…”I don’t know what to do next!”

A Memorial placed on the battlefield of the Little Bighorn Massacre in 1879.

Frank Boardman “Pistol Pete” Eaton (October 26, 1860 – April 8, 1958) was an American author, cowboy, scout, Indian fighter, and Deputy U.S. Marshal for Judge Isaac C. Parker. He was also known to throw a coin in the air, draw and shoot it before it hit the ground.

A store in Stone Hill, Missouri in the early 1900’’s.

Cowboys. Christoval, Texas late 1800’s Women riding side saddle with Colt 45 peacemaker.

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