Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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Comment by Carbine on July 13, 2012 at 9:13pm

This is the first photo I've seen of the gravesite that has what appears to be a small creek or water in the background.  Hard to tell from this angle. And so is the demise of Ringo. A single shot was heard in the vicinity around 3 in the afternoon on July 13th, 1882.  Johnnys' body was found the next day with a bullet wound in the head. It is still much debated whether he shot himself or was murdered in retribution. His saddled horse was found 11 days later about two miles away fron this site.

Read awhile back that one of the branches from the black jack oaks was made into pistol grips. Ringos 1873 Colt Peacemaker, with a 7 and 1/2 inch barrel, is in a private collection today. The 44-40 Winchesther and his wallet were sent to his sister in San Francisco but were lost in the 1906 earthquake.

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