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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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8 Reasons Why Black Bart Was a One-Of-A-Kind Outlaw

When it comes to Old West outlaws, few were as colorful and creative as Black Bart. This gentleman…

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9 Things You May Not Know About the Sundance Kid

When it comes to Old West outlaws and famous train robbers, few are more famous than the bandit…

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7 Famous Native American Women with Remarkable Stories

Meet seven courageous Native American women who impacted the history of the Old West. Old West history and…

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10 Revealing Facts About 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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9 Fascinating Facts About Cherokee Bill, Ruthless Outlaw

Notorious outlaw Cherokee Bill once killed a man while he was appealing to the Supreme Court for another…

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7 Intriguing Facts that Reveal the Truth about Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane was a legend of Old West lore more famous for being famous than anything else. Her…

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9 Curious Facts About Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter Extraordinaire

Annie Oakley was no pioneer, but Little Miss Sureshot is arguably the single most famous woman of the…

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7 Facts About Cheyenne Dog Soldiers & Their Warrior Legacies

The Cheyenne’s Dog Soldiers, one of the most famous groups of Indigenous warriors in North America, fought until…

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The Real Story of Doc Holliday and Big Nose Kate

In 1877 Fort Griffin, Texas was at the height of its boom. The military post had been an…

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50 Native American Proverbs, Sayings & Wisdom Quotes

The most memorable Native American proverbs can be practical reminders to embrace unity and an earth-based spirituality in…

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10 Fascinating Facts about Stagecoach Mary, Motherly Wild West Pioneer

Few women and even fewer former slaves lived as authentic a life in the Old West as Mary…

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Curly Bill Brocius: Was He Really Shot and Killed by Wyatt Earp?

William “Curly Bill” Brocius was only on Arizona’s Old West scene for a little more than three years,…