Cowboys, Trail Blazers, & Stagecoach Drivers

From the Chisholm Trail to the Oregon Trail, the stagecoach drivers and freighters, to the the many cowboys that "broke" the Old West, you'll find many of them here.

These brave men, and yes a few women, blazed the frontier by driving thousands of heads of cattle up the trails, delivering the mail on the Pony Express, exploring the canyons for the railroads, and leaving in their paths, fascinating tales to be explored by historians, become the fodder for "dime novels," and the basis for numerous books and novels.

Here, you'll find such colorful characters as the female tobacco chewing, cussing, gambling California stage driver Charley Parkhurst; as well as Ben Holladay, the stagecoach king, Wild Bill Hickok's friend, Charlie Utter, and dozens more.

Raton, New Mexico Cowboys

Raton, New Mexico Cowboys

 

Cowboys Taking a Break

Cowboys Taking a Break

 

Fancy roping in Oklahoma

Fancy roping in Oklahoma

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