Gary Gragnani
Sun May 29, 2022 8:53

Initial research on painting - Wyatt was in Dodge City and Deadwood in 1877 - His family had moved back to Illinois - These are likely spots to look for W.A.Hildreth - not Arizona as he did not go to Tombstone until 1879 - W.A. Hildreth went from Maine to Illinois during this time period -Further research continues -

  • I'm the colleague.Vince Garcia, Fri Aug 06 2021 17:04
    I'm the colleague. And to update today’s activities, I thought $200 (+ $123 shipping, though I asked for a rebate as I’m sure it will be cheaper) was a decent price for a cowboy era painting from a known... more
    • 1877 PAINTING — Gary Gragnani, Sun May 29 2022 8:53
    • 1877 PAINTINGGary Gragnani, Sat May 28 2022 15:31
      I am now the owner of this painting - Intetesting enough to do more research --
      • Re: 1877 PAINTINGVince Garcia, Sat May 28 2022 16:01
        Good luck. Hated letting it go but I may be losing my digs and I'm even selling my record collection to make it easier to move. Most anything not nailed down is getting sold or trashed rt now
    • William Wade Hildreth 1872-1939Robert Buckley, Fri Aug 06 2021 18:34
      Vince , here is a biography of the “William Hildreth” that was with Jeff Milton.
      • Re: William Wade Hildreth 1872-1939Daniel Buck, Fri Aug 06 2021 19:06
        Robert, Gracias mil. This is why Vince came to the right place. If anyone would know who the lawman Bill Hildreth was, his back story, you guys would. Most writers described this Hildreth as Bill... more
      • Re: William Wade Hildreth 1872-1939Vince Garcia, Fri Aug 06 2021 18:40
        Ah, thank you. That would make him too young for this painting, which moves it back to Dan's first thought if there is not another adult Wm. A Hildreth floating around AZ in 1877