The schedule is firming up for the 2010 Texas Jack Association Roundup. The location is Golden, Colorado and the dates are July 28 – 31. Check out all of the details on the updated Association website here. Registration is open!
Over the next several days, most of you will be receiving your new, hot-off-the-press, issue of the Scout. In it is the address to the new blog which hopefully got you here. Welcome!
I’m looking for some folks who would be willing to post stories on the blog about the life and times of Texas Jack. I’m also the editor of the next Scout so am looking for content for that as well. Let me hear from you!
You can reach me at… renetyree at gmail.com.
John Baker Omohundro was born July 27, 1846 at “Pleasure Hill” the family home near Palmyra in Fluvanna County, Virginia. It is said that he was not very fond of the schoolroom, to which he had to ride five miles on horseback each way, and was known to “play hooky” upon occasion, arriving home at night with a long string of fish, which he had somehow “miraculously obtained” during the day. From early youth, he was a natural born fisherman, huntsman, horseman and “crack” shot, who loved adventure, danger and the great outdoors. (Note: Texas Jack’s middle name has sometimes been reported as “Burwell,” but his name and birth are recorded in the family bible as “Baker,” his mother’s maiden name.)
The Texas Jack Association is entering the blogosphere!
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 hope you’ll join us!