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CVL: Kit Carson: Mountain Man and Hero

Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson (Born: December 1809 ~ Died: May was an American frontiersman and Indian fighter. Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 and became a mountain man and trapper in the West.

The last photo of General Robert E. Lee in his confederate uniform, after his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, VA.

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ¥ Probably the most famous photograph of General Robert E. This photograph was taken just days after his surrender at Appomattox by the famous Matthew Brady behind General Lee's home in Richmond, VA.

Virginia Rosalie Bridger-Wachsmann, (the daughter of Jim Bridger & the Ute woman known as Chipta Virginia Bridger, and the wife of Albert Wachsmann) - EuroAmerican/Ute - 1875

Virginia Rosalie Bridger-Wachsmann, (the daughter of Jim Bridger & the Ute woman known as Chipta Virginia Bridger, and the wife of Albert Wachsmann) - EuroAmerican/Ute - 1875

The Hatfield Family of the famous Hatfield-McCoy Feud

This is a photo of the Real William 'Devil' Anse Hatfield of West Virginia and the men of the family taken in A feud between two families, the Hatfield Family of West Virginia and McCoy Family of Kentucky made their families famous.

Josefa Jaramillo Carson, at age 18,  3 years after marrying Kit Carson

Josefa Jaramillo Carson, at age 3 years after marrying Kit Carson

Kit Carson 1809 - 1868

Mountain Man, Trapper, Trail Blazer, US Army Officer Kit Carson was born today in He was made famous in his time via newspapers and dime novels and his legend lived on through verbal and written tales right on into Boomer years. He passed in

John Charles Fremont.  He mapped (not discovered) the Oregon Trail.  He's my favorite historical figure, whom I greatly admire.

In 1843 John C. Fremont began his journey to the West. A surveyor and topographical engineer Fremont left St. Louis to explore the Oregon country. When his party reached Colorado they met up with Kit Carson who was to guide them on their journey.

Negative Number	009826  Creator	Brown, Nicholas  Title	Military personnel in Masonic group portrait (including Kit Carson), December 26, 1866, Masonic Temple, Santa Fe, New Mexico  Date Original	1866  Format	 photograph; image/jpg  Notes	Seated left to right; Colonel D.H. Rucker, Kit Carson, brevet Brigadier General James H. Carleton. Standing left to right; Colonel E.H. Bergmann, Delegate Charles P. Clever, Colonel Nelson H. Da

Military personnel in Masonic group portrait (including Kit Carson), December Masonic Temple, Santa Fe, New Mexico :: Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Collection

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