Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, a cowboy just passin' through


The original of the Charley Nebo photograph belongs to historian Robert G. McCubbin and in a handwritten script across the top is titled: "The Genuine Cowboy Captured Alive."

Charley Nebo is the cowboy on the left and beneath his image is written: Chas Nebo Prop'r Nebo's Horse Ranche ("Cottonwood Charlie.") Written on the photograph beneath the gentleman standing beside Charley is "Nick Geni" (Here the corner of the photo has been torn off leaving the partial word, "Half Br.") On the back of the photo is written, M. Finch, Hay Springs, Nebr.

Charley Nebo did spend time in Nebraska but he wa...

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