Frontierado is coming up on Friday August 7th. To help celebrate this holiday which commemorates the myth of the American West, not the grinding reality here is a look at some of the best-known Range Wars of the period along with their most famous gunfighters.
MASON COUNTY WAR
When: June 1874 to September 1876
The Belligerent Parties: The majority German population ranchers versus the English-speaking ranchers.
The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Johnny Ringo
LINCOLN COUNTY WAR
Location: New Mexico
When: February 1878 to July 1878
The Belligerent Parties: The Tunstall-McSween Faction versus the Murphy-Dolan Faction
The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Billy the Kid
PLEASANT VALLEY WAR
When: 1883 to 1892
The Belligerent Parties: The cattle herders versus the newly arrived sheep herders
The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Tom Horn and Commodore Perry Owens
JOHNSON COUNTY WAR
When: 1889 to 1892
The Belligerent Parties: The Wyoming Stock Growers Association versus the sheep herders
The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Tom Horn
Location: Idaho and Nevada
When: January 1895 to October 1896
The Belligerent Parties: The Sparks-Harrell Cattle Company versus the sheep herders
The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Diamondfield Jack
FOR KLONDIKE KATE, X THE VIGILANTE, DIAMONDFIELD JACK AND SAM SIXKILLER CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2013/07/29/gunslingers-four-more-neglected-male-and-female-gunfighters/
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