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People

8 Famous (and Infamous) Sheriffs of the Old West

The Old West had a reputation for being a lawless place and time. With all the gun-toting, cattle…

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People

7 Facts About Tom Horn, Elusive Gun-for-Hire

Historians have tried for years to come to grips with the enigmatic and dark character of Tom Horn…

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People

8 Murderous Facts about John Wesley Hardin

John Wesley Hardin was one of the Old West’s most notorious killers: a ruthless outlaw who once killed…

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People

Soiled Doves of the Old West: Strictly Business

The vast majority of the settlers, trappers, prospectors, and outlaws of the Old West were men. Lonely, horny men.

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History

Why Did People Move West in the 1800s?

When the first Europeans arrived on the eastern shores of North America, they could scarcely comprehend the vast…

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People

General Stephen Watts Kearny: Old West Explorer, Peacekeeper and Lawmaker

A lifelong military man, General Stephen Kearny fought in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War. It…

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People

Women of the Wild West

There is not one singular definition of a Wild West woman: the history of the pioneer American West…

George W. P. Hunt
People

George Wiley Paul Hunt, Arizona’s Ambitious First Governor

George W. P. Hunt, the “Grand Old Man of Arizona,” was Arizona’s first governor and served seven terms…

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Events

The Tragic History and Legacy of the Meeker Massacre

In 1879, a tragic series of events and conflict between white settlers and the Ute people came to…

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Places

Lost Treasure in California: True Stories of the Golden State’s Hidden Riches

From buried caches of gold to sunken treasure, California is a bona fide hot spot for hidden treasures…

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People

The Complicated Legacy of Peacemaker Ute Chief Ouray

Chief Ouray was one of the Ute people’s greatest leaders. He was the leader of the Tabeguache (Uncompahgre)…

Events

The Battle of Cibecue Creek and the Tragic Story of Nockaydelklinne

Flamed by rising tensions on Apache reservations, the Battle of Cibecue Creek was the U.S. Army’s worst military…