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Texas Jacks Wild West Outfitters, Company


USA, Texas, Fredericksburg, TX78624, 117 North Adams Street


Site http://4911.us.all.biz
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Company Texas Jacks Wild West Outfitters, Company

Our company's namesake is one of those legendary wild western heroes whose true-life exploits surpass anything imagined by the myth-makers of Hollywood. John Burwell "Texas- Jack" 0mohundro was the consummate plainsman. He was a scout for Jeb Stuart’s 5th Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war, Jack fought Comanches and outlaws in Texas and became a cowboy going up the Chisholm Trail with longhorn herds bound for Abilene. He forged lasting friendships with frontier stalwarts including "Wild Bill" Hickok, Ned Buntline and "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Texas Jack served as chief of scouts for the army during the campaigns against the Sioux and Cheyenne. On what is now known as the "Great Buffalo Hunt", he guided such notables as Grand Duke Alexis of Russia and the Earl of Dunraven on the prairie hunts and was widely praised as a horseman and for his expert marksmanship. Texas Jack's list of close personal friends read like the who's who journal of the American western frontier. Texas Jack was featured in the dime novel adventures written by Ned Buntline and joined Buffalo Bill on an eastern theatrical tour starring in the 1st frontier stage production in 1874 titled "The Scouts of the Plains". Through the decade of the 1870's Texas Jack divided his time between show business and guiding for the cavalry or hunting parties out West. He died in the mining boomtown of Leadville, Colorado, of consumption (TB) in the summer of 1880, one month short of his thirty fourth birthday, fearless to the end. There would be many "Texas Jack" wannabes and copies to come forth but Omohundro was the original and only…


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