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The Original King of the Cowboys!

The Original King of the Cowboys!

Buck Taylor riding high in the saddle!

Levi "Buck" Taylor (1857-1924) as he was known to his friends and "King of the Cowboys" to the people who watched him perform in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Shows was a staple in Buffalo Bill's shows and did everything from riding, roping and being a hired hand. He was one of the most popular cowboys of the show and was a top draw for Buffalo Bill.

He died in West Chester, Pennsylvania and his epitaph still reads  "Buck Taylor: King of the Cowboys." For more photos of Buck and the other Wild West Congress Cowboys go here and start with a keyword search!

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