Broncho Charlie, Unbridled

June 3, 2023 - September 7, 2023

Charles Mortimer Miller (1850-1955) — best known as Broncho Charlie — lived a long and adventurous life, the stories of which begin with his claim to be the last and youngest of the Pony Express riders before the service ended. He traveled with Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show as “The Most Famous Broncho Buster in the West”; was a circus provider; trained horses for President Teddy Roosevelt; was an Army dispatch rider; and a range war fighter storied to have ridden with Jesse James and General Custer. He traveled throughout Europe performing in Wild West shows and was a star performer at Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1887.

In 1889, he met and married Glens Falls native Carrie Potter. The couple moved to Glens Falls, where Miller spent his most prolific years. He worked and raised his children in the city, and is buried here.

We will offer free admission to the Museum, crafts, refreshments, and tours of the exhibition at the June 3 opening.