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Shelby Carr

wild west women

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

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…

meeker massacre incident

The Meeker Massacre’s Tragic History and Legacy

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

Chief Ouray ute leader

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)…

mattie blaylock

The Short, Tragic Life of Mattie Blaylock, Wyatt Earp’s Second Wife

Celia Ann “Mattie” Blaylock was a prostitute and the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp, a western frontiersman famous…

Jack Swilling

10 Fascinating Facts About Jack Swilling, the Founder of Phoenix

John William “Jack” Swilling was a pioneer, mine owner, rancher, and prospector in the Arizona territory. He is…

Native American Ruins in Colorado

5 Spectacular Native American Ruins in Colorado You Can Visit Today

While Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876, its life did not begin that day and its…