Did you know?
That today is Silent Cowboy Day? In 1880, Tom Mix was born in Driftwood, Pennsylvania. America’s greatest silent movie cowboy star, Mix was in the top 10 of highest paid film stars, with Mix and his horse, Tony, earning $4,000 a week. Sixteen years after his first walk-on, Tom Mix became the highest paid movie star to that time when Fox resigned him at $20,000 a week. Trivia buffs: Mix was a pallbearer in Wyatt Earp’s funeral.