A Texas Ranger and His Winchester 1894

In 1823, the Texas Rangers were unofficially created by Stephen F Austin, and formally became a division meant to protect the Texas border in 1835. Throughout history, they were involved in a number of well known events, such as stopping the assassination of President William Taft and the aprehension of criminals such as John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde. Needless to say, they were a tough group!