George Hoover, proprietor of the Hoover liquor and cigar store, Dodge City. Also served as mayor of the city and led the local Temperance movement.
Hoover Wedding Photo. Note that George’s wife Margaret appears to be standing on a box, and she is still so tiny next to him, she appears to be a bird perching on his shoulder.
Bat Masterson, sheriff of Ford County, Kansas in 1878, already putting on weight at 25 but very dapper.
Larry Deger, city marshal of Dodge City, Kansas. Said to weigh in well over 300 pounds in 1878.
Eddie Foy, “that little Irish clown fella,” as Wyatt calls him in Doc.
Eddie Foy, out of costume, the king of vaudeville at the turn of the century.
Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Foys in their production “Slumwhere in New York,” 1920. Eddie was arrested in Chicago that year for violations of child labor laws.
Comic Eddie Foy, in the 1870s, when he began touring the cow towns of the West.
Chalkley “Chalkie” Beeson, owner of the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City, in 1878.
Bat Masterson, an older and heavier New York sportwriter, in the 1910s.
“Dog” Kelly and friend, ca. 1878. Note the dog at his feet, one of the many hounds he inherited from George Armstrong Custer.
Dodge City Drug Store, Dr. Tom McCarty, proprietor. Dr. McCarty was a colleague, friend and personal physician to Dr. John Henry Holliday in 1878.
Beeson’s Dodge City Cowboy Band, recruited and outfitted in 1878 by Chalkie Beeson. They played all over the state of Kansas in the 1880s.
Hoover wholesale liquors and cigars, Dodge City.
Barber shop, restored, Dodge City.
Dodge House Hotel, Front Street, “Deacon” Cox, proprietor. Dr. John Henry Holliday’s office was located in #24, Dodge House, during his time in Dodge City.
Dodge City, Front Street, late 1870s.