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Real-Life Django, Bass Reeves: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot

Real-Life Django, Bass Reeves: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot

Doc Holliday (1851-1887). American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Doc Holliday (1851-1887). American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

The Real Django:  This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based.  His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.

The Real Django: This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based. His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.

June 24, 1896: Booker T. Washington, president of Tuskegee Institute, becomes the first African American to be awarded an honorary degree by Harvard University. Born into slavery in Virginia, Washington moved to Alabama in 1881 to open Tuskegee Normal School. He soon gained fame as an educational leader among black Americans, a fact which Harvard recognized with a Master of Arts degree.

June 24, 1896: Booker T. Washington, president of Tuskegee Institute, becomes the first African American to be awarded an honorary degree by Harvard University. Born into slavery in Virginia, Washington moved to Alabama in 1881 to open Tuskegee Normal School. He soon gained fame as an educational leader among black Americans, a fact which Harvard recognized with a Master of Arts degree.

The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school kid knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity Charles Darwin discovered evolution, & Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know. Jeremy Knowles on the lack of recognition Cecilia Payne receives.

The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school kid knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity Charles Darwin discovered evolution, & Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know. Jeremy Knowles on the lack of recognition Cecilia Payne receives.

Butch Casidy ~ a likeable scoundral.  He was a bank robber of the old West, and head of the 'Hole in the Wall Gang'.  Folklore says that he died in a gun battle in Bolivia, but many question the validity of that.

Butch Casidy ~ a likeable scoundral. He was a bank robber of the old West, and head of the 'Hole in the Wall Gang'. Folklore says that he died in a gun battle in Bolivia, but many question the validity of that.

JESSE AND FRANK JAMES RARE PHOTO QUANTRILL RAIDERS GUERRILLAS c1861

JESSE AND FRANK JAMES RARE PHOTO QUANTRILL RAIDERS GUERRILLAS c1861

Olive Oatman, who was held captive and tattooed by the Mohave Indians. The first white woman in the US to be tattooed (~1850s).

Olive Oatman, who was held captive and tattooed by the Mohave Indians. The first white woman in the US to be tattooed (~1850s).

James Butler Hickok (1837-1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickcok was a folk hero of the American Old West.  He came to the west as a fugitive from justice, first working as a stagecoach driver before becoming a lawman in Kansas and Nebraska.  Hickok was involved in several notable shoot outs.  He was shot and killed while playing poker in the Nuttal & Mann's Saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.

James Butler Hickok (1837-1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickcok was a folk hero of the American Old West. He came to the west as a fugitive from justice, first working as a stagecoach driver before becoming a lawman in Kansas and Nebraska. Hickok was involved in several notable shoot outs. He was shot and killed while playing poker in the Nuttal & Mann's Saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.

Frank Eaton, “Pistol Pete”….. In the late 1860’s, 8 yr old Eaton witnessed six men kill his father. In 1875, when he was 15, he learned the whereabouts of his father’s killers. But before setting off on his mission to avenge his father’s death, he decided to visit Ft. Gibson, OK a cavalry fort, to learn more about handling a gun. He learned, and out shot everyone at the fort, earning him the nickname. Later in life, he moved to OK. Terr. and became a US Marshal.

Frank Eaton, “Pistol Pete”….. In the late 1860’s, 8 yr old Eaton witnessed six men kill his father. In 1875, when he was 15, he learned the whereabouts of his father’s killers. But before setting off on his mission to avenge his father’s death, he decided to visit Ft. Gibson, OK a cavalry fort, to learn more about handling a gun. He learned, and out shot everyone at the fort, earning him the nickname. Later in life, he moved to OK. Terr. and became a US Marshal.

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