Title: Accident at the "Wild West" Show

Periodical: Daily Chronicle

Date: September 12, 1892

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ACCIDENT AT THE "WILD WEST" SHOW.—At Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show on Saturday afternoon one of the Mexican vaqueros, Johnny Franz, met with a serious accident when breaking in a bucking mustang in the arena. A lasso, thrown to catch the animal's forelegs and bring him to the ground, could round the hind-legs instead, and the mustang, bucking with might and main, ran the rope so quickly through Franz's left hand as to cut it severely. At the London Hospital it was found necessary to put in nine stitches.

Title: Accident at the "Wild West" Show

Periodical: Daily Chronicle

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.140.08 (1892 London)

Date: September 12, 1892

Keywords: Cowboys Equestrian accidents Exhibitions Mexicans Mustang Scrapbooks Traveling exhibitions

Places: Earl's Court (London, England) London (England)

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