MASCOT COWBOY 1Frontierado 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.




Location: Texas

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

New Mexico

New Mexico


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




Location: Arizona

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




Location: Wyoming

When: 1889 to 1892

The Belligerent Parties: The Wyoming Stock Growers Association versus the sheep herders

The War’s Most Famous Gunfighter: Tom Horn

Idaho (top) and Nevada

Idaho (top) and Nevada


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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54 responses to “RANGE WARS OF THE WEST

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