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Gunfighter Occupations

What did a gunfighter do for a living?
Chart from  Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters by Bill O’Neal, Copyright© 1942
© 1979 University of Oklahoma Press.
Made available by arrangement with the Publisher. All Rights Reserved.
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Kansas Barbershop c. 1900 - Gunfighter Occupations

You will note that this profession is NOT on the list…
Kansas Barbershop c. 1900
Photo: U.S. PD pre- 1923

 

  • Law Officer                                            110
  • Cowboy                                                     75
  • Rancher                                                    54
  • Farmer                                                      46
  • Rustler                                                      45
  • Hired Gunman                                        35
  • Soldier                                                       34
  • Bandit                                                        26
  • Gambler                                                    24
  • Laborer                                                      22
  • Saloon Owner                                           19
  • Clerk                                                           17
  • Train Robber                                            14
  • Miner                                                         10
  • Prospector                                                 10
  • Army Scout                                               09
  • Stage Robber                                            09
  • Teamster                                                   09
  • Bank Robber                                             08
  • Buffalo Hunter                                         08
  • Range Detective                                       07
  • Stage Driver                                             07
  • Actor                                                          06
  • Ranch Foreman                                       06
  • Railroad Employee                                 06
  • Bartender                                                  05
  • Bronco Buster                                          05
  • Butcher                                                      04
  • Freighter                                                   04
  • Livery-stable owner                                04
  • Criminal                                                    04
  • Bounty Hunter                                         03
  • Café Owner                                               03
  • Carpenter                                                  03
  • Hotel Owner                                             03
  • Lawyer                                                       03
  • Politician                                                   03
  • Private detective                                      03
  • Racketeer                                                  03
  • Sportsman                                                03
  • Whiskey peddler                                      03
  • Con Man                                                    03
  • Counterfeiter                                            02
  • Customs collector                                    02
  • Dance-hall owner                                     02
  • Dispatch Rider                                          02
  • Horse breeder                                           02
  • Hunter                                                        02
  • Printer                                                         02
  • Schoolteacher                                            02
  • Speculator                                                  02
  • Surveyor                                                     02
  • Arsonist                                                      01
  • Author                                                        01
  • Baker                                                           01
  • Blacksmith                                                 01
  • Building contractor                                  01
  • Businessman                                             01
  • Cattle broker                                             01
  • Dentist                                                        01
  • Doctor                                                         01
  • Engineer                                                     01
  • Express Company Superintendent       01
  • Ferryman                                                   01
  • Gunsmith                                                   01
  • Harness maker                                         01
  • Indian agent                                              01
  • Indian fighter                                            01
  • Inspector                                                    01
  • Insurance executive                                 01
  • Inventor                                                      01
  • Irrigation manager                                   01
  • Jailer                                                            01
  • Jeweler                                                        01
  • Lecturer                                                       01
  • Livery-stable employee                            01
  • Movie produce                                           01
  • Movie scenarist                                         01
  • Newsboy                                                     01
  • Oil wildcatter                                             01
  • Packmaster                                                01
  • Page                                                             01
  • Painter                                                        01
  • Postmaster                                                 01
  • Prison warden                                           01
  • Racetrack employee                                 01
  • Railroad guard                                          01
  • Realtor                                                        01
  • Sailor                                                           01
  • Salesman                                                    01
  • School superintendent                            01
  • Sheepherder                                              01
  • Shotgun guard                                          01
  • Showman                                                   01
  • Slave Trader                                              01
  • Spy                                                               01
  • Stagecoach contractor                             01
  • Stage-station employee                           01
  • Telegraph Runner                                    01
  • Tinsmith                                                     01
  • Trail Boss                                                    01
  • Train brakeman                                         01
  • Trapper                                                        01
  • Wheelwright                                               01
  • Whiskey smuggler                                     01
  • Wild-West show performer                     01
  • Woodcutter                                                 01

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