Both Earths One and Two had generations of heroic individuals prior to the advent of superheroes.
Among these were several similar cosmic twins with remarkable parallels.
Jonah Hex and Jeff Graham were two confederate soldiers during the Civil War who moved west when their side of the conflict lost. Finding a measure of redemption in this new frontier, each man found different paths to heroism. In Jeff's case, as the Roving Ranger, he had been sent by Major Hawks to enforce law in the territory of Texas. Therein, Graham gained widespread acclaim and fame as well as a fine reputation. For Jonah, after his face was scarred by vengeful native Americans for a crime he didn't commit, he then sought refuge in the life of a bounty hunter while saving innocents in the process... though he remained friendless. Sure, he would have affiliations with some other crime fighters of the day, and even found a wife which came with a brief period of happiness before he lost it all and returned to his old life. Hex and Graham eventually found themselves in future eras, both encountering superheroes of the 20th century. Jonah ended up in the 21st century version of Earth-One's Seattle, Washington... brought them by a criminal seeking a historic gunshooter. As was his tendency, Hex caused more trouble than his kidnapper had intended, and eventually he returned to his native 1875. Graham was brought to the 1980's thanks to a Crisis on Infinite Earths wave to fight Native Americans at Earth-Two's Cape Canaveral, then returned to 1875 where he... unlike his counterpart... retired to a peaceful life.
Meanwhile, one of Jonah Hex's oldest and most dogged adversaries was the criminal gang leader known as El Papagayo, the infamous Parrot of Earth-One's old west. The man who would become the Don Cabellero of Earth-Two was just as daring, hiding his true history and secret motivations, while still providing a dashing legend for all the countryside to be enamored over. Each loved their flamboyantly colored costumes and gals that clamored for their attention, although one was good and the other evil.
Back on Earth-One, El Diablo was spawned from Lazarus Lane, a bank teller once cowardly who in a moment of vindication was left in a coma only to revived as a masked marauder. On Earth-Two, El Castigo (aka Don Fernando Suarez) was the original Whip of the village known as Seguro. Both men counteracted the Although they had careers that set them in seclusion from their fellow crimefighters of their day with few tales documented, their legends endured!
Then there was John Tane was a Mesa City shopkeeper who obeyed his mother's dying wish not to pursue a career like his father in law enforcement, much to his dad's contempt. Yet in his disguise as Johnny Thunder (no this one was of Earth-One), Tane was the man his sire had envisioned as protector of their modest community. Rodney Elwood Gaynor was a wealthy playboy who travels to the village of Seguro, where he witnesses much corruption. In his disguise as the Whip, he dispensed his own form of justice in the wild west, honoring the heritage of Suarez who had inspired him. Thunder's horse and constant companion was named Black Lightning while the Whip's mare and partner was known as King. Both had true loves in Jeanne Walker aka Madame .44 who enthralled Thunder, and Marissa Dillon who captured the heart of the Whip.
In the old west, one sheriff was necessary but two was usually what it took to enforce law. And so, the Trigger Twins of Wayne and Walt on Earth-Two and Pow-Wow Smith aka Ohiyesa from Earth-One protected their communities in matching attire with their twins. Yes, Pow-Wow's brother was Horse Hunter who remained with their native tribe. A latter Pow-Wow protected the modern day west, while Buck Marshall did likewise... both in the pages of the same comic.
Then there were two native American warriors who also gained fame for their acts of valor, although one was only an adopted Indian when in actuality he was a caucasian who's birth name was Brian Savage. Raised by the natives of the old west as Ke-Woh-No-Tah, his more fame identity was as Earth-One's Scalphunter. Earlier on Earth-Two, Strong Bow was an actual native who matched this legend with one of his own, protecting his land on the eve of white man's invasion of it. Both were stylish in their animal skin garb which they were clad in.
There would be other heroes and heroines of the old west, including Earth-One's Bat-Lash who found a counterpart in the 20th century gunslinger known as Billy Gunn. Although Gunn would have been an infant in 1875 when Bartholomew Lash was frequenting various establishments that ended up getting him in trouble, Gunn's partner Vigilante time traveled to the old west and would've had adventures similar to Lash's own.