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Frank Hamer: The Tough Texas Ranger Who Brought Down Bonnie & Clyde

In the early hours of May 23, 1934, Frank Hamer, a tough-as-nails Texas Ranger with a deep, authoritative…

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Judge Roy Bean: The Controversial “Law West of the Pecos”

Judge Roy Bean was the worst and most colorful dispenser of justice of the Old West. To fall…

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9 Fascinating Facts About Virgil Earp, Noble Lawman

Wyatt Earp may be lionized for his role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, but Virgil Earp…

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Big Jim Courtright: 9 Things 1883 Didn’t Tell Us about the Old West Lawman

If you are a fan of the Paramount+ series Yellowstone (and who isn’t?), you were probably thrilled when…

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7 Reasons Why Seth Bullock was One of the Last True Westerners

We can thank the mid-2000s HBO television western series Deadwood for introducing a new generation of Old West…

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8 Things You Might Not Know About Morgan Earp, Wyatt’s Favorite Bro

A member of one of the Old West’s most legendary bands of brothers, Morgan Earp and his story…

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The Curious Life of Isaac Parker, the Old West’s “Hanging Judge”

The life and legacy of Isaac Parker, the “Hanging Judge,” was more complicated than his name suggests. The…

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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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8 Interesting Facts About the Arizona Rangers

The bigger, older, and more legendary Texas Rangers may get all the glory, yet the small and mighty…

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Dallas Stoudenmire and the Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight

The Old West earned a reputation for being a dangerous and deadly place. Perhaps, it was stories of…