Cochise - 1815-1874 Though actually pronounced K-you Ch-Ish, this Apache leader is second only to Geronimo when it comes to that tribe’s historical significance. Often described as having the classical Indian frame; muscular, large for the time, and known to wear his long, black hair in a traditional pony tail, Cochise aided in the uprising to resist intrusions by Mexicans and American in the 19th century.
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 Earp, 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 sportes editor for the New York Morning Telegraph.
Gunslinger & killer Luke Short, born in MS in 1854 but raised in TX. Left home in teens, he worked as cowboy, illegal whiskey trade & professional gambler. He also later invested in various saloons. Short had reputation for his gun skills, but most famous event was the Dodge City War. The city wanted to be rid of he & his saloon, but with the help of Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp & posse of desperados, the town decided to let Luke Short reopen his saloon. In 1887 won a shoot-out with…
(Did you known that “Pat Garrett” who killed “Billy the Kid” was born in Chambers county, Alabama in 1850?) Chambers County was created by the legislature, December 18, 1832, from the Creek Indian cession at Cusseta, executed March 24, 1832. ... Read More
Sundance Kid - Born in 1867 to Josiah and Annie Longabaugh in Mont Clare, Pennsylvania, Died November 7, 1908 near San Vicente, Bolivia, Occupations were bank & train robbery and criminal, Married Etta Place, Known for being a part of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch Gang.