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Cowboy Star Lied About Texas Ranger Enlistment

Future silent movie cowboy Tom Mix enlisted in the Texas Rangers on September 22, 1905, according to his official biography.  Problem is that claim was a complete fabrication!

Mix, who also was an Army deserter, appeared in nearly 300 films, all but nine silent, between 1909 and 1935.  The Pennsylvania native was among the most popular movie stars of the Twenties and remains the iconic sagebrush hero.