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Discover the lives and legends of the most famous people of the American West, including John Wesley Hardin, Doc Holliday and Big Nose Kate, Johnny Ringo, Quanah ParkerMattie Blaylock, Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Cherokee BillCurly Bill Brocius, Laura BullionNat Love, Tom Horn, Stagecoach Mary and more.

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Lawmen

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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Lawmen

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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People

8 of the Most Famous Cowboys & Figures in Wild West History

The American cowboy occupies a revered position in history, folklore, and popular culture. The most famous figures of…

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People

Did Davy Crockett Really Die a Hero’s Death at the Alamo?

Remember the Alamo? That’s not a battle cry. It’s a legitimate question. If you dozed off during high…

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People

10 Facts About John Moses Browning, the “Father of Modern Firearms”

The Old West wouldn’t have been the Old West without John Browning — or at least without his…

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Arts & Entertainment

9 Things You May Not Know About Clayton Moore, The Lone Ranger

Dozens of actors have played and voiced the Lone Ranger since 1933, but none embodied the aura of…

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Women

The Many Lives of Olive Oatman, Tattooed Captive of the West

In the summer of 1850, the Oatman family headed west with visions of a promised land in the…

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Outlaws

The Brief & Heinous Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang

The Rufus Buck gang’s exploits didn’t last long, but they were brutal enough to quickly go down in…

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Lawmen

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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Outlaws

Shanghai Kelly: San Francisco’s King Crimp

In the last half of the 1800s, the bustling port town of San Francisco, which grew out of…

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Lawmen

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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People

The Invisibly Adventurous Life of Josephine Marcus Earp

When Josephine Marcus Earp died in Los Angeles on December 19, 1944, her small memorial attracted little attention…