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Family group, just landed at Ellis Island

Family group, just landed at Ellis Island

TWO YOUNG COWBOYS "GUNS, BOWIE KNIVES, RIFLES" ca. 1880 These two Cowboys have all the accouterments for the Wild West and the location "New Mexico, Territory"

TWO YOUNG COWBOYS "GUNS, BOWIE KNIVES, RIFLES" ca. 1880 These two Cowboys have all the accouterments for the Wild West and the location "New Mexico, Territory"

Meandering the Mesquite: Jewish in the Old West — Tucson museum unveils some great stories

Meandering the Mesquite: Jewish in the Old West — Tucson museum unveils some great stories

Nicodemus, Kansas. A colony of free African Americans. Homesteaders ca. 1880-1890s

Nicodemus, Kansas. A colony of free African Americans. Homesteaders ca. 1880-1890s

Three men, a woman and their dog next to their covered wagon in 1878. (Photo Courtesy Utah State Historical Society)

Three men, a woman and their dog next to their covered wagon in 1878. (Photo Courtesy Utah State Historical Society)

A family of settlers heads west in this photograph taken in the1880s. During the thousands of nineteenth-century treks across the continent, children and their mothers were often casualties of a father's desire for a better life in the West.

A family of settlers heads west in this photograph taken in the1880s. During the thousands of nineteenth-century treks across the continent, children and their mothers were often casualties of a father's desire for a better life in the West.

American Pioneer, Clear Creek, Kansas, 1867 (b/w photo)

American Pioneer, Clear Creek, Kansas, 1867 (b/w photo)

1882: The Sowers family of Floyd County, VA

1882: The Sowers family of Floyd County, VA

American pioneer family, c.1870 (b/w photo)

American pioneer family, c.1870 (b/w photo)

Family Dinner on the Trail Ed Hennessy and his family stopped for the evening as they traveled to Holbrook from the east. Even though they were on the road, they would have a hot dinner before turning in. Hennessy joined up with the Hashknife Outfit that ran thousands of head of cattle along the railroad line across northern Arizona in the late 1880’s. When the cattle business closed up, Hennessy was among many of the cowboys who stayed on in Holbrook.

Family Dinner on the Trail Ed Hennessy and his family stopped for the evening as they traveled to Holbrook from the east. Even though they were on the road, they would have a hot dinner before turning in. Hennessy joined up with the Hashknife Outfit that ran thousands of head of cattle along the railroad line across northern Arizona in the late 1880’s. When the cattle business closed up, Hennessy was among many of the cowboys who stayed on in Holbrook.