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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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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…

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Outlaws

11 Reasons Why Kid Curry Was the Wildest of the Wild Bunch

Many of the most notorious names in Old West outlaw history somehow ended up banding together in one…

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Outlaws

Was Ike Clanton Really the Loudmouth Coward of Tombstone?

When the dust settled on the most infamous gunfight in the West, three men lay dying in the…

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People

13 Bizarre Facts About Liver-Eating Johnson, the Revenge-Seeking, Cannibalistic Mountain Man

Have you ever watched the 1972 Western movie Jeremiah Johnson, starring Robert Redford as the title character? Good…

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People

9 Tall but True Tales About Luke Short, Western Gunfighter

Gunslinger, gambler, saloon owner, cowboy, and sports promotor (yes, really), Luke Short might not have the same name…

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Lawmen

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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Arts & Entertainment

I’m Your Huckleberry: The Meaning of Doc Holliday’s Iconic Line

One of the best quotes in Tombstone is also one of the most argued and least understood. But…

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Lawmen

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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Women

The Wives of Wyatt Earp, from Aurilla Sutherland to Sadie Marcus

Wyatt Earp spent his Old West career walking the fine line between lawman and outlaw, so it should…

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Outlaws

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…