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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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Explorers & Pioneers

Jim Bridger: Trailblazing Raconteur & Mountain Man of the West

Sitting around evening campfires, Jim Bridger, one of the Old West’s funniest trail guides, frontiersmen, trappers, and explorers,…

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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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Women

Molly Brown’s Unsinkable Wild West Rags-to-Riches Story

The Unsinkable Molly Brown is forever associated with the RMS Titanic, the ill-fated luxury liner that struck an…

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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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Women

Big Nose Kate: A Fiercely Independent Life on the Frontier

Down to even the size of her nose, it seems there’s no detail about Big Nose Kate and…

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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…