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The Texas Jack Association is a non-profit organization that commemorates John B. “Texas Jack” Omohundro, cowboy, prairie scout, western hunting guide, Wild West showman, and partner of W. F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and James B. “Wild Bill” Hickok.

In his day, Texas Jack was a nationally known figure, however he is largely unknown today because he died at the young age of 33. The Texas Jack Association exists to rectify this situation, perpetuate the memory of the “forgotten scout,” and see that he gets his deserved place in history. We are also passionate about the history of America’s West. We hope you’ll join us!

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Who Was Texas Jack?

 

John Baker Omohundro (July 26, 1846 – June 28, 1880), also known as "Texas Jack," was a frontier scout, actor, and cowboy. He served under Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in the Confederate army, drove cattle on the famous Chisholm Trail, and was a close friend to William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok. With Cody and Hickok, he starred in one of the first true "Western" stage plays, the forerunner of Western movies, books, and TV shows. He became a hero of dime novels as well as a newspaper correspondent. He died in 1880 of pneumonia in Leadville, Colorado, and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery there.

 

 

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