National Geographic : 1940 Jun
Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts SPANIARDS LEFT THIS OXCART AND COAT OF MAIL Preserved in the museum of the Texas School of Mines and Metallurgy at El Paso are many relics of early days when the Conquistadores held the "Pass of the North." It lies on the old trail between Santa Fe and Mexico City. photograph hbyB.Anthony Stewart SOME 10-CENT "DIAMOND DICKS" ARE NOW WORTH $100 Robbers and rogues, heroes and horse thieves, fair women and foul fiends, all figured in Far West fiction. Crime was punished and virtue rewarded; but always with gunfire, slaughter, and noble deeds of derring-do.