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Frank T. Hopkins
Birth: 1865
Fort Laramie
Goshen County
Wyoming, USA
Death: 1951
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA

American Folk Figure. Known as an extraordinary horseman, he rode dispatch for United States Army Generals Nelson A. Miles and George C. Crook, was a buffalo hunter and a mail courier. He competed in over 400 endurance rides during his lifetime and claimed to have been in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. His most acclaimed ride was in the 1890, 3,000 mile race "The Ocean of Fire," a grueling test of endurance in the Arabia desert. He with his a western-bred mustang stallion Hidalgo, raced the very best of pure Arabian desert horses and won. Although many of his exploits are the subjects of controversy, his ability as a horseman and the significance of his connection with the Mustang Horse remain as a focus of inspiration. In May 2004, Touchstone Pictures released the movie "Hidalgo"; a film based on his life and the Arabian 3,000-mile desert race with actor Viggo Mortensen in the title roll as Frank T. Hopkins. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jan 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10331690
Frank T. Hopkins
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Frank T. Hopkins
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- R L Snyder
 Added: Mar. 28, 2015

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Feb. 18, 2015
Some say you made it all up, Blue Child, but it's a darn good story either way. If that's not how it was, it's for sure how it shoulda been. Rest in Peace, you and Hidalgo.
- Soljerblue
 Added: Jan. 31, 2015
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