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

Rose of Cimarron

Public Domain / Robert G. McCubbin

Rose Dunn, also known as Rose of Cimarron, witnessed a gunfight between her outlaw boyfriend and law enforcers in Ingalls, Oklahoma Territory, in 1895. So, Dunn did what any sensible person would do, and picked up a gun to help defend her romantic partner. There’s some debate about whether this photo was taken in the 1890s, or if it was a promotional picture taken in 1915 for the release of a movie based on Dunn’s exploits as an outlaw.

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