Following the death of her husband, Wyatt Earp, in 1929, at the age of 63, Josephine Sarah Earp, who Wyatt called “Sadie,” spent a great portion of her life defending the old lawman’s reputation.
Jim Beckwourth was an African American who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West. Although there were people of many races and nationalities on the frontier, Beckwourth was the only African American who recorded his life story, and his adventures took him from the everglades of Florida to the Pacific Ocean and from southern Canada to northern Mexico.
Mary Surratt, 42, proprietor of a Maryland tavern and a Washington boarding house that served as meeting places and safe houses for Confederate spies and couriers. She was found guilty for her part in Lincoln's assassination. Pictured: Mary Surratt, the first woman ever put to death by the Federal Government.
Charlie Bowdre rode with Billy the Kid and cowboyed around the Fort Sumner, NM area. He ended up dead at Stinking Springs when a sheriff posse shot him. They found this photo in his clothing; the blood stains are Bowdre's.
The First Female Physician in Alabama
Whaaaaat?! - Sometimes Reality is More HORRIFYING Than Anything That Can be Made Up! o.O ~LX
Luckily for Wyatt Earp (inset), Jack Stilwell didn’t catch the lawman who murdered his brother Frank. Although there are no verified photos of Frank, the photo of Jack (left), a respected frontier scout, gives credence to the belief that Frank may not have been that bad.