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    The Birth of the Western



    Chicago, December 16, 1872 saw the premier of ‘The Scouts of the Prairie’ staring from left to right, Ned Buntline, Buffalo Bill Cody, Giuseppina Morlacchi (who would become Mrs. Texas Jack), Texas Jack Omohundro. The Chicago papers weren't as impressed as the public. One of the better reviews was " Everything was so wonderfully bad that it was almost good." The South was much kinder to the troupe. Here are reviews from the Old Dominion, my neck of the woods.

    Richmond Enquirer, May 15, 1873: "Ned Buntline and his two confreres, Cody and Omohundro, better known as "Buffalo Bill" and "Texas Jack" with their "Live Indians," drew another good house…The way the Scouts handle their navy revolvers is the main secret of their success…the handsome appearance made by these two gentlemen.. represent in a measure, real scenes of which they have been the actual heroes…"

    Norfolk Journal, May 18, 1873: "Buffalo Bill, Texas Jack, Ned Buntline and their "Ingins" filled the Opera House last night with one of the largest audiences ever assembled within its walls. The crowning piece of the night, that which excited the juveniles to the wildest demonstrations of delight, was Ned Buntline’s famous blood and thunder drama of The Scouts of the Prairie…whenever Texas Jack and Buffalo Bill appeared on the stage, the audience cheered and applauded lustily…Buffalo Bill and Texas Jack are fine looking men, and have that certain daredevil look and manner that we have always been led to attribute to the western hunters and scouts. The performance was in every way worthy of the fame of the gentlemen who conduct it.".

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    Nice picture, old Ned looks out of place to me though.
    I’d rather be in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.

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    I would like to hold the Bowie that Ned has in his belt!
    Every King gun deserves a set of Ropers!

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    I would like to know where Texas Jack's Remington rolling block sporter ended up.
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    Buntline looks out of place because he was out of place. About as authentic a Westerner as Stuart Lake.

    On a side note: Mrs. Texas Jack was quite a looker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaffee View Post
    Buntline looks out of place because he was out of place. About as authentic a Westerner as Stuart Lake.

    On a side note: Mrs. Texas Jack was quite a looker.
    Ms. Morlacchi was a famous dancer. She is also known for introducing the Can Can to America.

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    Very interesting photo. I somehow imagined Mr. Buntline as a bit more conservative.
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    Yes, Mr. Buntline is totally rockin’ those curls! That surprised me too, might not have been quite the Frontiersman we thought. Most surprising one to me is Baby Face Buffalo Bill, looks like he’s Buntline’s grandson. Texas Jack looks like the Real Deal to me .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaffee View Post
    On a side note: Mrs. Texas Jack was quite a looker.
    Her legs were insured $100,000! She was said to be "worth more than Kentucky".

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    Quote Originally Posted by smutt View Post
    Nice picture, old Ned looks out of place to me though.
    It kinda looks like he's wearing a wig.


 
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