East meets West with fringes swinging!
An entertaining blend of New York City history and Western lore perfect for visitors and historians, this volume presents short biographies of Western heroes or celebrities and tells how they made their mark on the city many considered the nation’s media and cultural capital of the time. Key locations are captured through both archival images and current photographs, allowing a glimpse of what it was like during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century in the bustling city. A timeline from 1812 to 1933 highlights the settling of the West alongside a history of New York City, and a bibliography provides an extensive list of further reading and reference materials.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
A proud member of the Alamo Society, New York Historical Society, and the Wild West History Association, Michael P. O’Connor embraces his lifelong interest in the Old West. A former Air Force captain, O’Connor received a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College in New York City and a juris doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. He is the senior assistant public defender of Rockland County and the sole practitioner of his own law offices in New York City.
Table of Contents
New York City Timeline During the Settling of the West NYC Map xix
David Crockett 7
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 47
Bat Masterson 61
Buffalo Bill Cody 79
Mark Twain 115
The Little Ladies 139
Old Soldiers Fading Away 149
Just Passin' Through 167
What About Billy the Kid? 177
New York's Alamo Defenders 187