Sunday, July 12, 2009

Texas Rangers Photo's (Lawmen, not baseball players)

Ranger Camp. The Ranger's numbers generally declined thoughout the last quarter of the 19thcentury. However, as shown in this photo taken in 1887, they were often called to the field to preserve law and order within Texas. (photo from collection of Mike Cox, Austin, Texas)






Frontier Fighters. Rangers from a unit of the Frontier Battalion helped retame Texas after theCivil War. In the 1870s, the Rangers apprehended or killed over 3,000 desperados, includingSam Bass and John Wesley Hardin. (photo from collection of Mike Cox, Austin, Texas)