were passing the place (picture studio) and thought it
would be a good joke to have our pictures taken."
So said Butch Cassidy about what became the most famous
of wanted posters. Butch's
old west hideout - Hole in the Wall
Dingus by his pals, Jesse James, was a cold blooded killer
who was left over from the viciousness of the Civil War.
Lifelong he was hunted like a wild animal, and justified
his crimes by, "they drove us to it. . . ."
I lay me down to sleep
To wait the comming morrow,
Perhaps success, perhaps defeat
An everlasting sorrow,
Yet come what may, I'll try it once
My condition can't be worse,
And if there's money in that box,
'Tis munney in my purse. - Black Bart: Outlaw
City was a mecca for gamblers, girls and cowboys. Known
as the "Queen of the Cow towns," the "wickedest
little city in America," and the "beautiful Babylon
of the frontier."
gave the world two terms. "Boot Hill" has become
synonymous with a cemetery, "'cause most cowboys
died with their boots on."
first "Red Light District" started in Dodge
City in 1874. The most popular western brothel in town had
a red pane of glass in it's front door, as a guide to lonesome,
they raise around Dodge City," an old cowboy once
said, "is cattle and hell."
"law and order" men tried taming the wild west
town, but they all got run outta Dodge or shot dead. Then
Wyatt Earp showed up with Bat, Jim Masterson and Joe Mason.
In short order Earp and is old west marshals, ".
. .made quite a dent in cowboy conceit."
from The Last Best West
In today's world of depleting Ozone and
the rise of melanoma and skin cancer -
everyone needs a good hat to shield their
face and neck from the harmful effects
of the sun. What could be more timeless
and useful than a fine fur-felt Cowboy
Hat? It will keep your face and neck in
constant shade - regardless of the position
of the sun, and your eyes and lips will
say thankee-thankee. It'll be your friend
for life and will age just as gracefully
give you what you want.
to your Specifications. If you don't see
what you want - send us a picture - and
we'll make our version of that hat. ::
in black cow hide, with heavy, plain black
belt. In the holster is a 45 Cal. Colt Peacemaker,
with 4" barrel - nickel plated. We will
custom make to accommodate the make, model,
and calibre of your firearm. Side arm is very
secure when pushed down in the holster and
comes with a hammer tie-down.