In April 1872, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (at right) and John Baker “Texas Jack” Omohundro (center) were the lead scouts in an Indian skirmish that earned Cody the Medal of Honor. That December, the pair began acting out their scouting adventures on the stage, in “The Scouts of the Prairie.” In September 1873, Wild Bill Hickok (at left) joined them in the renamed “Scouts of the Plains.”   - Courtesy Library of Congress -

In April 1872, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (at right) and John Baker “Texas Jack” Omohundro (center) were the lead scouts in an Indian skirmish that earned Cody the Medal of Honor. That December, the pair began acting out their scouting adventures on the stage, in “The Scouts of the Prairie.” In September 1873, Wild Bill Hickok (at left) joined them in the renamed “Scouts of the Plains.” - Courtesy Library of Congress -

Tom McLaury of Tombstone, Arizona was killed by a shotgun blast from John Henry “Doc” Holliday during the gunfight on Fremont Street near the O.K. Corral on October 26, 1881.

Tom McLaury of Tombstone, Arizona was killed by a shotgun blast from John Henry “Doc” Holliday during the gunfight on Fremont Street near the O.K. Corral on October 26, 1881.

a young Buffalo Bill Cody c. 1870 -80.- my great-grandmother, grandmother and great uncle all knew Buffalo Bill while they all lived here in Denver....ms:

a young Buffalo Bill Cody c. 1870 -80.- my great-grandmother, grandmother and great uncle all knew Buffalo Bill while they all lived here in Denver....ms:

A formal portrait of Nicholas Earp and of his second wife, Virginia Ann Cooksey Earp, c 1880 to 1899. The parents of the Earp brothers.

A formal portrait of Nicholas Earp and of his second wife, Virginia Ann Cooksey Earp, c 1880 to 1899. The parents of the Earp brothers.

With guns and game, “Buffalo Bill” Cody looks every bit the stalwart hero in this earliest known image of the frontier scout. Collectors bid past the $10,000 estimate until the hammer fell on $30,000. – All images courtesy Cowan’s Auctions –

With guns and game, “Buffalo Bill” Cody looks every bit the stalwart hero in this earliest known image of the frontier scout. Collectors bid past the $10,000 estimate until the hammer fell on $30,000. – All images courtesy Cowan’s Auctions –

Cherokee Bill ... famous last words on the gallows, in response to the hangman's asking if he had any last words?  Bill's reply, “Hell no, I came here to die, not to make a speech.”

Cherokee Bill ... famous last words on the gallows, in response to the hangman's asking if he had any last words? Bill's reply, “Hell no, I came here to die, not to make a speech.”

Buffalo Bill Cody  February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917 Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado

Original BUFFALO BILL William F. Cody CABINET CARD Photograph by STACY c.1890s

Buffalo Bill Cody February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917 Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado

C. S. Stobie (a scout), Martha Jane Canary (aka Calamity Jane), Capt. Jack Crawford.

C. S. Stobie (a scout), Martha Jane Canary (aka Calamity Jane), Capt. Jack Crawford.

A rare Wild Bill Hickok cdv to Cowan's Upcoming Civil War / American History Featuring the West Auction, taking place June 11, 2010. The pho...

A rare Wild Bill Hickok cdv to Cowan's Upcoming Civil War / American History Featuring the West Auction, taking place June 11, 2010. The pho...

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