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Jonathan Crews to Thomas Nesbit Stinson

Crews, Jonathan

Jonathan Crews, writing from LaPorte, Indiana, expressed strong proslavery views on the situation in Kansas. Crews described his trip home to Indiana from Kansas and discussed several Indiana court cases involving his business interests.

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XIT mess wagon, Channing, Texas

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

Members of the XIT ranch's round-up crew seated on the ground eating a meal near the chuckwagon. Also visible in the photograph are rolled up canvasses and horses. The XIT was the largest outfit in the United States, with 2 million acres of pasture land. This 1897 photograph was taken on the trail near their headquarters in Buffalo Springs, Texas.

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Fred Tainter's ranch in Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

View of Fred Tainter's chuckwagon with cowboys seated on the ground eating a meal. Also visible are horses and a herd of cattle in the background.

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Wyatt Earp, Ed Englestadt, and John P. Clum

View of Wyatt Earp, Ed Englestadt, and John P. Clum in Nome, Alaska.

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Dodge City Cowboy Band on a round-up

View of men, some of whom are members of the Dodge City Cowboy Band, on a round-up in Indian Territory. Visible are a chuck wagon (with "L. N. York C.O.D." written on its canvas cover), men on horseback, dogs, the Dodge City Cowboy Band with their instruments, and a herd of cattle in the background.

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Dodge City Cowboy Band, St. Louis, Missouri

A studio portrait of the Dodge City Cowboy Band at the First National Convention of Cattlemen in St. Louis, Missouri. Pictured are: Back row: unknown, unknown, L.A. Lauber, J.S. Welsh, Charles Otero, unknown, Roy Drake; Middle row: Prof. Eastman, Prof. Miller, George [illegible], unknown, unknown, unknown, Frank Warren; Seated: Chalk Beeson, George Horder, William Visquesney.

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John James Ingalls to Elias T. Ingalls

Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900

Much of this interesting letter, dated November 21, 1858, from Sumner, Kansas Territory, describes the Ingalls law practice and the nature of a "frontier" court proceedings that often attracted "nearly all the population." According to Ingalls, "the chief difficulty arising [in the courts came] from the conflict of the two Codes, adopted by two hostile legislatures, each of which had adherents who call the other 'bogus.'" Ingalls also discussed the business of land sales, as something many others successfully combined with the practice of law.

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Samuel Lyle Adair to John Brown

Adair, Samuel Lyle, 1811-1898

Samuel Adair wrote his brother-in-law John Brown from Osawatomie on October 2, 1857, to explain why he could not come see Brown in Iowa. Much of letter describes the general poor state of health in his locale, but he also comments on the political and especially the prospects for free state success in the upcoming election--Adair was not optimistic.

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"Three Block" cowboys going on cattle watch at night

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

View of Three Block ranch cowboys preparing to go on the second guard duty to watch cattle at night. Visible in the photograph, taken with a flash, are cowboys getting ready for guard duty, and others going to bed next to a chuckwagon.

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B. R. Grimes' mount and day herd, Woodward County, Oklahoma Territory

Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

View of cowboys on their horses with the mount and day herd. Cowboys changed horses two to three times a day, so the mount and day herd was a supply of rested animals. In the background, is a cattle herd with strays that were gathered up from different pastures. Two chuckwagons are visible in the background.

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