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C. G. Wilson Collection

Identifier: 1972-02

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a scrapbook compiled by C. G. “Buckshot” Wilson. The book contains photographs, letters, and poems concerning several subjects including: Pawnee Bill, G.W. Lillie, C. G. “Buckshot” Wilson, Jose Barrera, “Mexican Joe,” Lucille Mulhall, the Miller Brothers’ 101 Ranch, Robert Lindneux, the Cattle Trail, the Dust Bowl, the Sidney rodeo, Frank Eaton, “Pistol Pete,” and Emmett Dalton.


  • circa 1920-circa 1950


Conditions Governing Access

The C. G. Wilson Collection has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The C. G. Wilson Collection is the property of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Materials, even if owned by the NCWHM, may be protected under third party copyright. It is the patron’s responsibility to research and secure any such additional copyright and pay any required fees or royalties. It is not the intention of the NCWHM to impede upon any third party rights, and the NCWHM cannot be held responsible if the patron is involved in legal action due to violation of third party copyright claims.

Biographical / Historical

“Western Memories,” arrangement of verse written biographies, and illustrations, originating from the elements of inspiration, color and action, which will ever spot-light the great spirit of Oklahoma.

It’s Big Show Country, where the famous ranches of Pawnee Bill, the Miller Brothers, and Mulhall, produced more original western show talent than any other area on the face of the earth. Such match-less performers as Jose Barrera “Mexican Joe,” the lasso genius of the western show arena. Fabulous Lucille Mulhall, the world’s most exciting steer roper, and “Old Red,” one of the best in the annals of great roping horses. The God made Cattle Trail and the Devil made Dust Bowl, along with many other subjects featuring this panorama drama of Oklahoma.

I dedicate “Western memories” to those gracious ones who inspired me to compile it; Gordon W. Lillie “Pawnee Bill,” and the lovely Lucille Mulhall, somewhere on that “High Range of Western Stars” where the show will ever go on.

– From the “Introduction” of “Western Memories,” C.G. Wilson’s Scrapbook.


0.25 Linear Feet (SC 3-6, 3-7)

Language of Materials



C.G. “Buckshot” Wilson created a scrapbook named “Western Memories,” for which he wrote requests to such persons as G.W. Lillie, Frank Eaton, Lucille Mulhall, and Robert Lindneux for letters and photographs to be included in the book. He elaborately designed each page, paginated the poems, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera into a cohesive book documenting the personalities he treasured. There are also several poems about western culture, persons, the Dust Bowl, and rodeo.

Processing Information

The C. G. Wilson Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1972 by C. G. Wilson.

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Repository Details

Part of the NCWHM Special Collections at Dickinson Research Center Repository

1700 Northeast 63rd Street
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73111 United States