This is a prostitution license from Tombstone, AZ. $7.50 for one year. This one is for a woman who called herself Sadie Jo (prostitutes rarely used their real names). And if you look at the bottom left, it's signed by Wyatt Earp! Even more special, Wyatt Earp ended up marrying Miss Sadie Jo!
When John Henry "Doc" Holliday was a young man, he and his 1st cousin Mattie Holliday were best of friends. During their teen years the friendship turned to a romance, but family members pressured them to end their involvement. Some folks say it was their tragic love affair that sent him West and her into a convent. Mattie Holliday, was a second cousin to Margaret Mitchell . It is believed that Doc was the model for the always melancholy Ashley Wilkes.
Martha Jane Canary, better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman, and professional scout best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Native Americans.
Pony Express riders (c. 1860). Dangerous and difficult work - riders needed to be touch and lightweight. Famous advertisement for riders read: "Wanted: young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred".
Perhaps the most historic stagecoach in existence is the famous Deadwood coach, which was carried for many years by Buffalo Bill in his Wild West shows all over America and Europe. This coach was built by the Abbott-Downing Company, of Concord, New Hampshire, in 1863, fitted with the thorough brace springs which made the Concord coaches the most popular used on the great trails.