In 1822 Stephen Austin founded the first English-American colony in Texas. Austin hired a gang of horse-men to protect and defend the area against hostile indians.The gang was founded in 1835 and it was´nt until the they were called Texas Rangers.
At the time of the gunfight, Austin Ira Aten (above) is one of the Texas Rangers helping Baird roundup murder suspects in the Texas Hill Country. – Courtesy Texas Ranger Research Center, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum –
Manuel "The Lone Wolf" Trazazas (Gonzaullas), Texas Ranger, Hall of Fame inductee. One riot, one Ranger. Buy a Ranger Belt and the appropriate silver (sterling if you can afford it) buckle, stays and point.