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The Founding Of The Rangers
The exact start date is hard to nail down.
Did Old West Lawmen Carry their own Weapons?
What Can you Tell me about Joaquin Murrieta?
Don’t Shoot Anymore. I Am Dead.
Henry "Harry" Love and the California Rangers' manhunt for California bandit Joaquin Murrieta is still one of legend and lore.
Robert K. DeArment
Going for the Gold
A Confederate unit went outlaw in northern California.
Frank Hamer vs. Bonnie and Clyde
When the Barrow Gang seemed uncatchable in 1934, Texas turned to its greatest Ranger to track them down and bring them back, dead or alive.
A Texas Ranger Earns His Spurs
Three decades before he became renowned for tracking down Bonnie and Clyde, the legendary Texas Ranger earned his badge under fire along the Rio Grande.
The Best of the Texas Rangers in Photos
There are many, many iconic images of the Texas Rangers, but here are my 12 favorites and why.
The Rangers Ride In
Kidder often worked along the Mexican border, accompanied only by his beloved dog, Jip, stalking cattle rustlers and smugglers.
Don’t Mess with the Rangers
A robbery target was too much for Thomas Brooks.
A Running Fight
The Evans Gang tried to run from the Rangers.