Bicycles West of the Pecos
In this early photo of bicycling in Texas, a white-bearded Judge Roy Bean stands outside of his famed Jersey Lilly Saloon in Langtry, TX, flanked by two new-fangled bicycles. This image was recorded sometime prior to 1897.
Men like this wouldn’t give a second thought to riding down the Santa Fe Trail in old East Dallas….day or night.
But then, if I had a Henry rifle, two .40 caliber repeating pistols and a Bowie knife, I wouldn’t worry much about it, either.
Michael W. Hubbard
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