Cool Old West Photos That Prove Real Life Cowboys Were Better Than Any Movie

The Old West’s Rockstars

Public Domain / Robert G. McCubbin

Nowadays, we think of outlaw gunslingers as being exceptionally cool and kind of romantic. The same was true at the time. Pearl Hart was one of the most famous outlaws of her day, thanks to an article in Cosmopolitan that detailed some of her crimes, including one of the era’s final stagecoach robberies. Hart was eventually sent to jail, but was released in 1902 when she was pardoned – celebrities have always got off lightly when it comes to jail time.

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