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George W. P. Hunt
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George Wiley Paul Hunt, Arizona’s Ambitious First Governor

George W. P. Hunt, the “Grand Old Man of Arizona,” was Arizona’s first governor and served seven terms…

Chief Ouray ute leader
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The Complicated Legacy of Peacemaker Ute Chief Ouray

Chief Ouray was one of the Ute people’s greatest leaders. He was the leader of the Tabeguache (Uncompahgre)…

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Nat Love: Adventures of a Former Slave, Black Cowboy, and Teller of Tall Tales

Nat Love certainly knew how to market himself. Without a doubt, the former slave turned Old West cowboy…

Laura Bullion
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Laura Bullion: The Thorny Rose of the Old West

When an 85-year-old Memphis seamstress died in 1961, she was buried beneath a tombstone with three lines of…

mattie blaylock
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The Short, Tragic Life of Mattie Blaylock, Wyatt Earp’s Second Wife

Celia Ann “Mattie” Blaylock was a prostitute and the common-law wife of Wyatt Earp, a western frontiersman famous…

Jack Swilling
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10 Fascinating Facts About Jack Swilling, the Founder of Phoenix

John William “Jack” Swilling was a pioneer, mine owner, rancher, and prospector in the Arizona territory. He is…

Arizona Rangers
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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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Famous Train Robbers of the Wild West & Their Most Infamous Hold-Ups

The American West’s most notorious train robbers include a violent killer, members of organized gangs, and criminals who…

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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…

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10 Facts You May Not Know About Quanah Parker, the “Last Chief of the Comanche”

The most famous of the Comanches was Quanah Parker, who led them in their last days as an independent power and into life on reservations.

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Tom Jeffords and Cochise: Blood Brothers of Arizona

A prospector, scout, frontiersman, and the superintendent of overland mail for the Arizona territory, Thomas Jeffords was a…