History of the West doesn’t exaggerate in the description of how tough guys were.
They and many others were the real deal.
I know there are stories stretched and stories made up. But the whole of the thing is that you had to be tough to make it then. And even more so to be thought “Tough” back then.
As a writer of a famed western bad-ass, and reading stories of many of these tough guys of the past, I often wonder how I would stack up against those times.
Don’t say anything. I’d like to live with my delusions.
**Picture borrowed from True West Magazine**