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7 Facts You May Not Know About the Conestoga Wagon

The Conestoga wagon was an icon of Western expansion, but it is often misunderstood. Conestoga wagons were important…

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7 Facts About Cheyenne Dog Soldiers & Their Warrior Legacies

The Cheyenne’s Dog Soldiers, one of the most famous groups of Indigenous warriors in North America, fought until…

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20 Wild West Towns that are Still Inhabited Today — and Well Worth Visiting

When it comes to Old West towns, most people think of empty dirt streets filled with tumbleweeds and…

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When Did the Wild West Really End?

The Wild West is a more nebulous term than you may think, so when the era ended is…

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The Real Story of Doc Holliday and Big Nose Kate

In 1877 Fort Griffin, Texas was at the height of its boom. The military post had been an…

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50 Native American Proverbs, Sayings & Wisdom Quotes

The most memorable Native American proverbs can be practical reminders to embrace unity and an earth-based spirituality in…

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10 Fascinating Facts about Stagecoach Mary, Motherly Wild West Pioneer

Few women and even fewer former slaves lived as authentic a life in the Old West as Mary…

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17 Epic Facts about the Transcontinental Railroad

When the Golden Spike connected Central Pacific and Union Pacific rails at Promontory Summit, Utah, in May 1869,…

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10 Interesting Facts About Long Branch Saloon, Dodge City’s Infamous Watering Hole

Fans of the television show Gunsmoke may have fond memories of the Long Branch, Dodge City, Kansass lively…

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14 Vintage Old West Magazines You Can Still Find Today

The 1960s and ’70s ushered in a golden era of Old West magazine publishing, and today these aged-but-entertaining…

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Arts & Entertainment

29 Most Iconic Quotes from Tombstone

The classic 1993 Western Tombstone is full of memorable quotes from Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the infamous…

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Flint Knapping: Stone Age Technology that Built the First Nations

For thousands of years, the Native American people of North America relied on stone arrowheads and project points…