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Courtesy/Sharlot Hall Museum
Capt. Buckey O’Neill rides his horse at San Antonio in 1898 while training for the Spanish-American War.

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Prescott's own Buckey O'Neill rode with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders

William O. "Buckey" O'Neill is not a well-known historical name throughout the West, but he's well known locally as Prescott's hometown hero.The late author William McLeod Raine described Buckey as "the most many-sided man Arizona ever produced." That's quite a compliment when one ponders the wealth of fascinating characters who came to the Arizona Territory in its formative years.