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William Barclay (Bat) Masterson

Photograph of William Barclay (Bat) Masterson who was raised in Wichita, Kansas. Masterson was deputy sheriff in Dodge City with Wyatt Earp in 1877 and served as elected county sheriff of Ford County, Kansas, from 1877-1879.

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William Barclay "Bat" Masterson

A portrait of William Barclay "Bat" Masterson. Masterson, who was raised in Wichita, Kansas, served as deputy sheriff in Dodge City with Wyatt Earp in 1877 and served as elected county sheriff of Ford County, Kansas, from 1877-1879.

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William Barclay "Bat" Masterson

A photograph of William Barclay "Bat" Masterson. Masterson, who was raised in Wichita, Kansas, served as deputy sheriff in Dodge City with Wyatt Earp in 1877 and served as elected county sheriff of Ford County, Kansas, from 1877-1879.

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Joseph McCoy

At the end of the Civil War when millions of longhorns were left on the plains of Texas without a market, the Union Pacific was building west across Kansas. Joseph McCoy, an Illinois stockman, believed these cattle could be herded north for shipment by rail. He built yards at Abilene and sent agents to notify the Texas cattlemen. In 1867 the first drives were made up the Chisholm Trail and during the next five years more than a million head were received.

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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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William Barclay (Bat) Masterson

A photograph of William Barclay "Bat" Masterson taken Dodge City, Kansas.

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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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Cowboys camped out on the trail

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

View of a round-up crew seated on the ground eating a meal near a chuck wagon. Rolled up canvasses and horses are also visible in the photograph.

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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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