THE EYES OF TEXAS
34″H x 19″W x 16″D
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The legendary Texas Rangers date back to 1823, when Stephen Austin call for ten men to protect new Texas settlers from Indian raids. By 1835 the Rangers were required to supply their own horses, saddles and firearms. This Texas Ranger, circa 1870, is carrying a 1/2 seat, double rigging saddle with a Cheyenne roll; developed by J.S. and G.H. Collins of Wyoming, and his Henry Rifle. This Ranger is not wearing the iconic 5 pointed star badge, because prior to the 1890’s no official badges were issued, but some Rangers created their own from the $5.00 Mexican Pesos. Their legend grew after 1873 when they captured desperadoes like Sam Bass and John Wesley Hardin, and won decisive victories over the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache tribes. With low and sporadic pay, some rangers hired onto the now legendary cattle drives from Texas to Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. It was often said that a Texas Ranger could, “Ride like a Mexican, trail like an Indian, shoot like a Tennessean and fight like the Devil, and if you were wanted for a crime they were, The Eyes of Texas.”