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    [Texas Rangers]. Tintype of Ranger Captain Bill McDonald, circa 1880s. 2.25" x 3.25" in a glazed shadow box-type frame with an overall size of 4" x 5". This is perhaps the youngest known photo of William Jesse McDonald, likely taken while he was serving as a deputy sheriff in Wood County. In this studio photograph, McDonald (1852-1918) holds his Winchester 1873 lever action rifle. He later served in the Texas Rangers as captain of Company "B," Frontier Battalion, from 1891 through 1907. Known as one of the "Four Great Captains," the well-known marksman briefly served as a bodyguard for two presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. His tombstone is engraved with his famous motto, "No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that's in the right and keeps on a-comin'."


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    September, 2013
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