Can You Name These Real and Fictional Cowboys and Outlaws From an Image?

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Jody Mabry

6 Min Quiz

Image: C.V. Whitney Pictures

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Wild west cowboys and elusive outlaws are shooting their way through history as some of the most popular historical figures of all time. Do you dream of partnering with Bonnie and Clyde, robbing a train with the James Gang or cattle rustling with Billy the Kid? If so, this quiz is for you. How many cowboys and outlaws can you pick from an image?

Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

By the age of 15, Annie Oakley was an expert sharpshooter. She joined the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, where she became an international celebrity.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty (aka William H. Bonney) is arguably one of the most notorious outlaws in American history. He began his life with petty theft, then moved to cattle rustling, and eventually to murder, of which the total number killed widely varies. Billy was supposedly killed by Sherrif Pat Garrett; however, rumors persist that he lived for decades longer.

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Pernell Roberts played Adam Cartwright in the TV series, "Bonanza." He appeared in 200 of the show's 430 episodes.

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The Apache Kid was an Apache scout and renegade in the American Southwest. His birth and death are mysteries, with varied claims.

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Roy Rogers was a popular singer and Western actor. He appeared in over 100 films. A Roy Rogers "mocktail" includes cola, grenadine and a cherry.

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Bonnie and Clyde are arguably the most famous outlaw couple of the 20th century. They were ambushed and killed by a small posse in 1934. The coroner reported that Clyde had been shot 17 times and Bonnie 26, however, any of the shots would have resulted in death.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

The Lone Ranger is the most well-known fictional Wild West character. He and his sidekick, Tonto, have been featured in movies, radio shows, television series and comic books.

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Gene Autry, known as "The Singing Cowboy," was a popular entertainer on TV and radio shows. He would go on to own multiple TV and radio stations as well as a minor league baseball team. He died of lymphoma at the age of 91.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

Born Robert Leroy Parker, Butch Cassidy was the leader of the Wild Bunch Gang out of Wyoming. The gang focused on train and bank robberies, After years of harassment by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Cassidy and two friends moved to Bolivia, where they were reportedly killed in a shootout with the law in 1908.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

Geronimo was the leader of an Apache band of Indians who fought the U.S. and Mexican militaries for over three decades. He would later become an icon as he traveled to fairs throughout the country

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Curly Bill was an outlaw cowboy who later came into conflict with the Earps. He was accused of participating in Morgan Earp's murder and was later killed by Morgan's brother, Wyatt.

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"Shane" is a movie about an old gunfighter who just wants to settle down. The role was played by Alan Ladd.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

In the movies, Steve McQueen played Tom Horn, who held several roles in the Old West, from hired gunman to Pinkerton detective. With 17 murders under his belt, Horn would later be executed for the murder of a 14-year-old boy. He was hung one day shy of his 43rd birthday.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

Will Lockhart is the lead character in the movie, "The Man from Laramie." The movie is loosely based on the cattle wars of Lincoln and Johnson Counties in the 19th-century American West.

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Cherokee Bill was an outlaw who ravaged Indian territory until his capture. He is notably known for his quote before hanging. When asked if he had anything to say, he answered, "I came here to die, not make a speech." He got his wish 12 minutes later.

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"Bad Chuck" Roberson was a cowboy and an actor. Similar in stature to John Wayne, Roberson played Wayne's stunt double for almost 30 years.

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BIll Picket was a cowboy and entertainer. He had 12 siblings and was born to a former slave.

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Robert Duvall played Gus McCrae in the popular series, "Lonesome Dove." Despite massive acclaim, the series lost the 1989 Outstanding Miniseries Emmy Award to "War and Remembrance."

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Casey Tibbs was a cowboy and actor. He died at age 60, while watching the 1990 Super Bowl.

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Doc Holliday was a dentist, gambler and drinker, well known for the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He was friends with famous lawman Wyatt Earp. He died at the young age of 36 from tuberculosis.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

Jesse James was a notorious outlaw who ravaged banks throughout the Midwest, with his brother Frank and friends, the Younger brothers. He was murdered by his friend, Bob Ford, who hoped to collect the bounty.

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Curly Washburn was played by Jack Palance in the hilarious movie, "City Slickers." Palance played the typical hardcore cowboy, responsible for two men from the city looking for adventure in their lives.

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Henry Newton Brown, like many, went from lawman to outlaw. He was a member of the Regulators, riding with Billy the Kid. He was killed by a lynch mob in his mid-twenties.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

Little is known of Pearl Hart's life. However, she was a Canadian-born outlaw who committed one of the last stagecoach robberies in America. After a prison sentence, she essentially disappeared from history.

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Robert Duvall played Gus McCrae in the critically acclaimed miniseries "Lonesome Dove." The amazing cast also included Tommy Lee Jones (as Woodrow Call), Danny Glover, Anjelica Huston, Steve Buscemi, and Diane Lane.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

Tom "Black Jack" Ketchum was a cowboy who quickly turned to train robbery. He was a member of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang and later hung in 1901.

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Belle Star was an infamous outlaw who rode with the James-Younger gang. She was later murdered, the killer still unknown.

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Bret Maverick is a popular card-shark character originally played by James Garner on the TV show "Maverick." The series was unique in that it alternated the lead character role between Bret and his brother Bart Maverick, played by Jack Kelly, as well as a cousin named Beau.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

The Sundance Kid was a famed train robber and partner with Butch Cassidy. He and Butch would ride to Bolivia to hide from the Pinkerton Detective Agency, where it is believed he died in a gunfight.

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Will Penny is a character in a movie of the same name, played by Charlton Heston. The movie follows an aging cattle hand who becomes involved in the lives of a woman and her son who were abandoned.

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Sam Bass was a famous train robber. He would later be betrayed by a gang member and would die a day after a shootout with the Texas Rangers.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

Tom Doniphon is a character in the movie, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." He was played by John Wayne. The movie takes place primarily in flashback.

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John Hardin is one of the most lethal and notorious gunfighters in the American West. Hardin reportedly admitted to 42 murders, however, newspapers at the time reported between 25 and 27 murders. He was shot and killed after serving 17 years of a 25-year prison sentence.

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Cole was the eldest member of the four-brother Younger gang. He practiced guerrilla warfare during the Civil War, and would later ride with the James brothers.

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Jason McCullough was played by James Garner in the 1969 movie, "Support Your Local Sheriff." The movie centers on McCullough, who became sheriff to make some extra money. However he becomes a better sheriff than he thought he'd be.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

The Ringo Kid is an outlaw character, played by John Wayne in the 1939 movie, "Stagecoach." He would get caught up in a gunfight and later escape capture at the end of the movie.

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Rio was a character in the movie "One-Eyed Jacks." It was the first and only film directed by Marlon Brando.

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Zip was reportedly a member of the Doolin gang. He was tracked down and shot by deputies, eventually dying in jail from his wounds. He was made a sort of side show while in jail by people eager to see the infamous outlaw.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

Will Kane was a town Marshal in the movie "High Noon." The character was originally played by Gary Cooper in the 1952 movie, and later by Lee Majors in a made-for-TV sequel.

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Scurlock was a founding member of the Regulators during the Lincoln County War. He rode with Billy the Kid, then later retired to a peaceful and respectable life.

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James Averell was hung, along with his partner, Ellen Watson, by the Bothwell Cattle Baron Faction. His is one of many deaths that led to the Johnson County War.

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Joel McCrea played Steve Judd in the movie Western, "Ride the High Country." The film received critical acclaim, both in the United States and Europe -- the last of McCrea's movie to receive such honors.

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The Bloody Espinosas were led by Felipe Espinosa. Many claim Felipe was the first American serial killer, with an estimated 32 murders in a year and newspapers of the time going as high as 60. He was killed by Thomas Tobin. Felipe's head was later on display in a jar filled with alcohol at a Colorado newspaper.

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Which cowboy or outlaw is in this image?

Waite was a cowboy in John Tunstall's clan when Tunstall was killed. He would later join the Regulators and, along with Billy the Kid, fight in the Lincoln County War, where he was killed.

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Killer MIller is known by several names. He reportedly killed up to a dozen men in gunfights and was eventually lynched by a mob, angry over his assassination of a U.S. Marshal.

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