Friday, October 13, 2006

The western "re-run"

Do you recognize any of these guys?

That tall handsome dude in the middle is my cousin, obviously a distant cousin...(4th)
His name is "Texas Jack" Omohundro.
The two fellows with him are Wild Bill Hickok on the left and Buffalo Bill Cody on the right.

"Buffalo Bill’s show business career began on December 17, 1872 in Chicago; he was age twenty-six. "The Scouts of the Prairie" was a drama created by dime novelist Ned Buntline, who appeared in it with Cody and another well-known scout, "Texas Jack" Omohundro. The show was a success, despite one critic’s characterization of Cody as "a good-looking fellow, tall and straight as an arrow, but ridiculous as an actor." Other critics noted Cody’s manner of charming the audience and the realism he brought to his performance. Actor or not, Buffalo Bill was a showman. "

"The following season Cody organized his own troupe, the Buffalo Bill Combination. The troupe’ show "Scouts of the Plains" included Buffalo Bill, Texas Jack, and Cody’s old friend "Wild Bill" Hickok. Wild Bill and Texas Jack eventually left the show, but Cody continued staging a variety of plays until 1882. That year the Wild West show was conceived. It was an outdoor spectacle, designed to both educate and entertain, using a cast of hundreds as well as live buffalo, elk, cattle, and other animals."

Buffalo Bill Cody (2nd on left) / "Texas Jack" (on right end)
In stage costume 1873

"Texas Jack" 1874

"Texas Jack" 1880

I hope all of you have a good weekend!


Cinderella said...

Wow I thought that was my dad!! lol

Have a great weekend Lee Ann! Stay safe =)

che said...

is it really your cousin ? great !

jiggs said...

I remember you talking about your cowboy cousin before. Super rad! I wish I could claim kinship with someone named "texas"!

Becky said...

Geneology is cool. I found out I was related to Queen Elizabethe the first, through none other than her mother Anne Boleyn. Well, my grandparents found that out actually. Cool stuff though, I think I look like her. Maybe I get my red hair and blue eyes from a queen!

rastaman said...

Peace and hugs to you Babygirl!

Awesome post ... I love history. Congrats on being related to Texas Jack ... I'd love to know more about my ancestors.

The Husband said...

wow..thats really cool. how did you get those pictures?

AndyW said...

Those are wonderful pictures to have.

Anonymous said...

Great, are those your pictures?

I'm just related to the NY Gambino
family. Oh well.

JLee said...

awesome! I see a bit o' family resemblance. It's so interesting to know our family history.

MyUtopia said...

John Jakes has a series where they talk about the Buffalo Bill shows

john said...

what a buch of tough hombres huh ! in today's world , they will find work as celerity impersonators or something .

Osbasso said...

Wow! That's pretty cool. The only thing that I (Mom) have found is that there's some sort of lineage to an 11th century guy named John the Warrior.

amera hearts said...

that is so cool that you can trace your ancestors like that. i should get into geneology, but for some reason i'm just not interested in that! other peoples yes, mine no!

BuccoTom said...

Tanks for the history lesson. Hey does that mean you're famous? Well, you'll always be famous to me hun. Thanks for your comment the other day. Luv ya and have a great weekend.

Menzies Milngavie III said...

I say Lee Ann,

There is a definite likelness between you and your 4th cousin.

Texas Jack Omohundro - did he come from the Omo? The Omo is a river in lower Ethiopia. A most interesting part of the world. The Mursi who live thereabouts, are a delightful tribe.


jamwall said...

texas jack looks fabulous!

Gyrobo said...

The words "Texas Jack" and "dance troop" weren't linking properly in my brain for a split second.


There. Problem so-o-o-l-l-lved.


hotboy said...

Fabulous post, Lee Ann! Your relative might have met Sitting Bull! Anyway, a great link with American history and the wild west! Have a good weekend! Hotboy

Jason said...

Hmmm, Texas Jason! Doesn't have that ring that would strike fear in mens' hearts.

truckdriver_sefl said...

Wow Lee Ann thats really cool!!

Fred said...

How cool is that?

I need to work on my family tree. It would be neat to find out stuff like this.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Very cool pics and thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Gasps in amazement...

Have a good one, Lee Ann - see you in a week or so x

Bathroom Hippo said...


You sound like a hottie!
Look like one too!

Wish we could hang out.

ticharu said...

We're all related to Texas Jack. He was a busy fella!

Saur♥Kraut said...

Bill & Jack were lookers, weren't they? You know what... (this may have been said many times already, I haven't read the comments) you look like Jack! If I'm not mistaken, you definately share the same nose as well as the same slope to the the face.

rastaman said...

Good morning Babygirl, peace and hugs to you. Have a great Monday!

Lee Ann said...

Shannon ~ :) I hope you had a great weekend!

Nike ~ Yes, I think it is neat to learn this!

Jiggs ~ I thought, out of everyone, you would remember this ~ you are one of my first friends from here. That is why I wrote that it was a rerun. I wish I could have known him.

Lee Ann said...

Becky ~ Wow, Queen do have a similar look to the queen...that is so cool!

Rasta ~ I think it interesting too. I guess my cousin was a bit of a bad boy to be friends with Wild Bill and Buffalo Bill!
peace and hugs from babygirl

Carl ~ The top picture is hanging on the wall in my study, the other pictures I got from the internet!

Lee Ann said...

Andy ~ The top picture is hanging on my wall and I took a picture of it so I could upload it on the computer.

Poly ~ Just the top picture is mine. Wow, you are related to a bad boy too! That is cool.

Jlee ~ You are not the first to say there is a resemblance! I know, it really is interesting.

Lee Ann said...

Myutopia ~ I find myself fascinated when I read about or watch specials on that time period.

John ~ You are right, they really were tough guys.

Os ~ I know, it is cool. John the Warrior! Wow.
Just think, someone in the distant future will be pulling your name and picture off the internet and talking about how they are related to you! ;)

Lee Ann said...

Amera ~ I don't think I was very interested in it either until I was told about this!

TG ~ Thank you Tommy, you are sweet.
Luvya, hope your weekend was great too!

MMIII ~ That is interesting, others have said there is a resemblance. I don't know if he came from Omo. I always enjoy your links and photos, thank you.

Lee Ann said...

Jams ~ Thanks sweetie!

Gyro ~ I know what you mean....I should have started off by saying something with horses and guns!
Hope you didn't short out! ;)

Hotboy ~ I guess that is possible. My relative, a bad boy of the wild west!
Hope your weekend was good!

Lee Ann said...

Jason ~ You are right, Texas Jason doesn't have the same ring, but I should start calling you that! *giggle*

Trucker ~ It is fun to know! ;)

Fred ~ Let me know when you find out, I think everyone has someone interesting in their ancestry.
Hope you had a great weekend.

Lee Ann said...

Brad ~ Thank you, I hope you had a great weekend too!

Wdky ~ Thank you sweetie, hope you have a great week!

Hippo ~ You are the hottie!
Thank you sweet hippo.

Lee Ann said...

Tich ~ Wow, are you and I related too?

Saur ~ Thank you, that is so nice of you to say. There have been others to say there is a resemblance.

Rasta ~ Good morning...You have a great Monday too!
peace and hugs from babygirl

BeckEye said...

That's cool. I don't think I have any famous relatives. Or even semi-famous.

ticharu said...

Seperated at birth!

Lee Ann said...

Beckeye ~ Hey! I haven't looked to far beyond this. I found out about this relative from my grandfather, but I haven't done any other research on my own.

Tich ~ How cool! I knew we got along well.

MIA said...

So cool, and here I thought you were related just to the royal family princess.

Lee Ann said...

Mia ~ Thank you sweetie, that is so nice of you to say!