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This is a REAL ad from the Carter Plantation in Kentucky 1855 to sell Slaves

slave sale poster - Makes me sad that this happened. How can one human think that another can be owned and sold like a piece of furniture.

11/8/1887 - Gunfighter JOHN 'DOC' HOLLIDAY - Doc Holliday died at the age of 35. The gun fighting dentist died from tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Glenwood Springs, CO.

1882 Gunfighter JOHN 'DOC' HOLLIDAY Vintage 8x10 Photo Old West Portrait Print

John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 1851 – November was an 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.

Doc Holliday - Deadly Doctor of the American West   graduation from dental school picture

John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 1851 – November friend of Wyatt Earp. Am now reading Mary Doria Russell's novel - "Doc"

Johnny Ringo:Part of the cowboy faction that the Earp gang took revenge on for killing Morgan Earp.

He's no hero BUT is a part of American West history. Johnny Ringo (aka John Peters) (May 1850 – July was an outlaw Cowboy of the American Old West who was affiliated with Ike Clanton and Frank Stilwell in Cochise County, Arizona Territory during

The First Female Physician in Alabama

Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson, Alabama’s first female physician. Halle was a 24 year old widow raising a daughter when she decided to attend the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She graduated.

Judge Roy Bean, (a.k.a, The Hanging Judge") who appointed himself "the law west of the Pecos River," doled out some pretty weird and severe sentences from his combination barroom/courtroom.

The Infamous Judge Roy Bean - known as the "hanging judge" born in Mason County, Ky. Called himself "The Law West of the Pecos". He was a real bastard.

Mary Fields, aka: Stagecoach Mary (1832-1914) - Born as a slave in Tennessee, Fields was one of the first women entrepreneurs, stagecoach drivers, pioneers of the American West.

Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.

Gettysburg-    Troops marching in Gettysburg the day of Lincolns address.     November 1863. What it must have been like to be there...

Amazing photograph of a historical day with Troops marching in Gettysburg from the town towards the Memorial Cemetery for Mr. Lincoln to make history by giving his Gettysburg Address speech.

Richard T. Greener, the first African American to graduate from Harvard- Hidden in the attic that was contracted  for demolition was a trunk. Inside were the papers of Greener, the first Black to graduate from Harvard.1870 diploma, law license, photos and papers connected to his diplomatic role in Russia and his friendship with President Ulysses S. Grant have survived. The1853 book Autographs for Freedom. Greener’s granddaughter Evelyn Bausman, 75, of CT, is interested in the documents.

Richard Theodore Greener was the first Black graduate of Harvard University (Class of His papers, including his Harvard diploma, his law license, photos and papers connected to his.

Pearl Harbor World War II - Dorie Miller, a black messman, was untrained in machine gun use due to rigid Naval segregation policies. He took over a machine gun aboard the USS West Virginia and was officially credited with downing two Japanese planes and was honored as one of the first heroes of World War II. Six months after the attack, he was given the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester Nimitz.

Doris “Dorie” Miller was a cook in the US Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross. A ship’s cook on the battleship West Virginia during Pearl.

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

The Baddest Lawman You Never Heard Of: Bass Reeves

Real-Life Django, Bass Reeves: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 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.

Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy   It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color. Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West. His pursuits ranged from rodeo rider to cattle rustler. His life came to an abrupt end when he was shot down in Cold Springs, Colorado by an unknown assailant on October 3, 1900.

Isom Dart ~ A Black Cowboy It seems history has conspired against the many cowboys of color. Isom Dart is one of those black cowboys whose adventures are often left untold. Born a slave in Arkansas and later freed by the Civil War he rode West.

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