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Lizzie Williams - known as the Texas Cattle Queen. She was an Austin school teacher who became a successful business women in the historic Texas cattle industry. She kept books for early cattle drives, wrote articles for the popular Frank Leslie’s Magazine, invested in land and cattle, and became a Texas legend. She had her own cattle brand and owned vast cattle ranches throughout Texas. Lizzie was the only woman in Texas history to accompany her own herd of Texas longhorns up the Chisolm…

Lizzie Williams - known as the Texas Cattle Queen. She was an Austin school teacher who became a successful business women in the historic Texas cattle industry. She kept books for early cattle drives, wrote articles for the popular Frank Leslie’s Magazine, invested in land and cattle, and became a Texas legend. She had her own cattle brand and owned vast cattle ranches throughout Texas. Lizzie was the only woman in Texas history to accompany her own herd of Texas longhorns up the Chisolm…

Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar.  Oakley's most famous trick is being able to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using a .22 caliber rifle, at 90 feet. [Wikipedia]

Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar. Oakley's most famous trick is being able to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using a .22 caliber rifle, at 90 feet. [Wikipedia]

ca. 1875-85, [tintype portrait of California sharpshooter Lillian Smith, armed with a Stevens Tip-Up rifle]  Smith was hired by “Buffalo Bill” Cody to appear with his Wild West troop in 1886. Almost immediately, she was seen to be Annie Oakley’s rival. During Cody’s tour of Europe the following summer, the rivalry became public over perceived slights by European royalty. Smith left the show in 1889, and faded into obscurity.

ca. 1875-85, [tintype portrait of California sharpshooter Lillian Smith, armed with a Stevens Tip-Up rifle] Smith was hired by “Buffalo Bill” Cody to appear with his Wild West troop in 1886. Almost immediately, she was seen to be Annie Oakley’s rival. During Cody’s tour of Europe the following summer, the rivalry became public over perceived slights by European royalty. Smith left the show in 1889, and faded into obscurity.

Willie Nelson still going strong at 80 - just saw him at the Music Center in Little Rock. He just stood up there and sang his ass off for almost two hours. He is amazing and I had never realized what a great guitar player he is.

Willie Nelson still going strong at 80 - just saw him at the Music Center in Little Rock. He just stood up there and sang his ass off for almost two hours. He is amazing and I had never realized what a great guitar player he is.

Doc Holiday is buried on a hill above Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado. The marker at the foot was to deter grave robbers.

Doc Holiday is buried on a hill above Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado. The marker at the foot was to deter grave robbers.

One of Deadwood's most colorful characters, John Perrett, more often referred to as "Potato Creek Johnny,” is credited with finding one of the world’s largest gold nuggets. Though many say the nugget was actually several nuggets melted together, the tale persists, along with stories of Perrett’s other eccentricities. Hailing from Wales, Perrett immigrated to the US in 1883 when he was just 17 and before long had made his way to Deadwood, South Dakota to seek his fortune.

One of Deadwood's most colorful characters, John Perrett, more often referred to as "Potato Creek Johnny,” is credited with finding one of the world’s largest gold nuggets. Though many say the nugget was actually several nuggets melted together, the tale persists, along with stories of Perrett’s other eccentricities. Hailing from Wales, Perrett immigrated to the US in 1883 when he was just 17 and before long had made his way to Deadwood, South Dakota to seek his fortune.