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Famous Cowboys of Texas [QUIZ]

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Although cowboys and cowgirls are people that tend cattle, there are those who have become unanimous as cowboys and cowgirls without ranching. Whether it is an entertainment, political or real life person, these legendary people have made their mark on history. The time spent in Texas helped these people make a name for themselves as cowboys and cowgirls. Test your knowledge on these famous cowboys.

1. Although he is from Oklahoma, he got his break as a member of, “Texas Jack’s Wild West Circus”. Known as the best ever roper he once saved a New York crowd by roping a steer that broke loose during a show. Texas Tech University crepes his statue before games.
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2. In 1888 his family moved to Taylor where he performed in the town’s first fair. Credited with inventing “bulldogging”, the act of wrestling steer to the ground by holding its horns and twisting its neck. He died after being kicked in the head by a horse in 1932. In 1989 he was inducted into the National.
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3. This former president was once in command of the Rough Riders. Their time in Texas was spent by meeting at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. He also rode a horse named Little Texas during one of the ferocious battles of the 1898 Spanish American War.
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4. Born at the end of the Wild West era, this former lawman and retired Captain of the Texas Rangers had an impressive career. While a Texas Ranger he was instrumental in the capture of Bonnie and Clyde. During Nazi reign he and 49 other retired Texas Rangers offered their protection to King of England. The rumor got out and the Gestapo and Ministry of Propaganda assumed having to face Texas Rangers.
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5. A true cowboy along the Chisholm Trail he was known for thwarting a kidnap for ransom attempt on Mrs. Elgin. He drove cattle to Tennessee to alleviate hunger during a drought. Named John B. Omohundro at birth, his experiences as a cowboy helped in his acting career in Wild West shows.
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6. Born in Eagle Pass, this cowgirl taught over 30,000 girls how to ride horses. One of the first women to attend the University of Texas at Austin's school of law. She is also the first woman to receive the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award. She was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1997.
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7. World-famous Rodeo Clown, United States Army veteran, bullfighter, and "man in the can”. Among his other awards, this still living cowboy was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2004.
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n 1881 when El Paso was rough enough to have six town marshals in eight months, this former Texas Ranger took over. He was known for his sharpshooting talents and associated with one of the most renowned gunfights in Wild West history, "Four Dead in Five Seconds".
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9. Although he was born in Oklahoma, this martial arts expert and Air Force veteran starred in the popular television show about Texas Rangers. His character believes in the, “Code of the Old West”.
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10. Former Austin City Marshall and avid gambler, this man’s murder in Uvalde County was never solved. He and a friend were shot in their backs and killed. It is rumored that the murders were revenge killings. Two years prior, he shot a man in a San Antonio saloon over a card game. His trail and acquittal were the reason he resigned as marshal in Austin.
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