Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, many Old West icons were frequent visitors to New York City. Their association with urban life and related buildings is captured by author Michael P. O’Connor through a series of short biographies in The Wild West Meets the Big Apple (Pelican Publishing Company, $25.95). Nearly 90 archival images and current photographs help readers identify sites and former structures, as well as the few still standing, associated with the likes of David Crockett, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Bat Masterson, Buffalo Bill Cody, Sitting Bull, Mark Twain, Libbie Custer, Maj. Gen. John C. Fremont and others. No disappointment here! Guided by this well-researched book, readers can walk the streets to places where Old West legends lived, dined and shopped.
—Stan “Tex” Banash, author of Roadside History of Illinois