The Old West

1886
The Golden Age Of The Cowboy

The Old West & American Individualism


The Cattle Town Myth 


The First American Cowboys


Life For Cowboys In 1800s America


Life In Late 1800's America Was Tough


Let's Talk About The Cowboy Code


The American Cowboy, 1886

The Californio -- The Caste System

Mark Twain's Cabin & More


Rural Life In 1870s Oregon

Theodore Roosevelt's "The Man In The Arena"


Cowboys on the American Frontier

What Men Like in Men (1902)


Dudes In The Old West
John B. Stetson -- "Father Of The Cowboy Hat"

John B. Stetson -- His Legacy

The American Quarter Horse - The Cowboy's Choice


1864 Cattle Selection Guide


Rodeo – It’s About Keeping The Old West Alive

Fighting - Tom Brown’s School Days, 1857


Rules of Conversation, 1875


Products & Technology Of The 1800's


The Old West - Interesting Facts - Part 1
The Old West - Interesting Facts - Part 2
The Old West - Interesting Facts - Part 3
The Old West - Interesting Facts - Part 4
The Old West - Interesting Facts - Part 5
The Old West - Interesting Facts - Part 6

The West - Important Events - 1860 to 1870

American History: The Year 1871

Buffalo - Where The Buffalo Roam

Products & Technology Of The 1800's

Pheasants In The Old West

The Benefits of Coffee

The Amazing Benefits of Beer

Whiskey's Health Benefits

Whiskey Fun Facts and Trivia -- Part One
Whiskey Fun Facts and Trivia -- Part Two

A Tribute to the Great American Cowgirl
The Wives of Virgil, Wyatt, and Morgan Earp
Stagecoach Mary -- An Extraordinary Woman

Laura Bullion -- The Thorny Rose
Nellie Cashman -- Woman of the West


The Killing Of Dora Hand, 1878
First Woman To Run For President 1872

Why The Movie "High Noon" Got It Wrong

Richard Boone - America's Paladin


James Garner - The Original Maverick 


Jack Kelly - America's Other Maverick


The Rifleman - We Need Him Today!


A True American Western Icon - Ward Bond

Knott's Berry Farm's "Ghost Town" Is Alive


Cowboy Style On The Big Screen

The Old West vs HBO's Deadwood


Our Odd Addiction To Outlaws

Jackalopes - The Mysterious Jaspers

Tall Tales, Hoaxes, & Frauds -- Not At All The Same

The Buntline Special vs Colt's Sheriff's Model

Buried Bullion, Eureka Sentinel, 1877

A Child's Century-Old Coffin Found Under San Francisco Home

Tombstones rise up from San Francisco Bay

Grave Robbers In Golden Gate Cemetery 1908

Great Hoaxes ~ The Calaveras Skull 

Great Hoaxes -- The Black History Jack Johnson Hoax

The Global Warming Hoax of 1874

The Tale of the Miraculous Minnie Ball

W.W. Pitman & His Against The Odds Shot

Old West: Labor Unions for Cowboys?

A Halloween Tale: The Legend of the Sluice Ghost

The Toughest Town In The West
The Second Battle of Adobe Walls - The Hunter's Story

The Second Battle of Adobe Walls - The Indian Perspective

Old Bluffton, Texas, Under Lake Buchanan

Old West Ghost Town Emerges In Nevada

An Oasis & Those Known Only To God

Fort Cummings and Cook's Canyon
California Gold Rush Facts

California Gold Rush -- The Argonauts

California Gold Rush -- Yreka Strikes Gold

California Gold Rush Christmas & The Christmas Nugget

California's Gold Country -- A Map

Jacob Thrailkill's California Gold Rush Letters 1848-1850

The Miner's Ten Commandments 1849


Buried Bullion, Eureka Sentinel, 1877

Columbia - “The Gem of the Southern Mines”

America's First Gold Rush - The Carolina Gold Rush

Saddle Ridge Gold not connected to 1901 SF Mint Heist


The San Francisco Mint Robery of 1901 - Newspaper Accounts
Old West: Wagon Trains West!


Crossing the Plains, 1865


1846 Buffalo Hunt (from The Oregon Trail)

The Pony Express Rider, 1861

Riding The Overland Stage, 1861

Tips for Stagecoach Travelers

Extraordinary Case Of Shipwreck 1850


The Flying Cloud - America's Most Famous Clipper Ship
An American Civil War Battle In France?

Civil War: Surprising Facts Too Strange To Hide

Thomas W. Wood -- Miserable Ending of an Old Soldier, 1882

Gettysburg's Sgt. Amos Humiston -- A Man To Admire and Respect

The Horrible Fate of Union Major Sullivan Ballou, 1861

John Salmon "Rip" Ford, Colonel, CSA

The Tale of the Miraculous Minnie Ball


The Civil War: Did The North Use Slave Labor?


Blacks Loyally Fought For The Confederacy
The First Battle of Bull Run, 1861: An Eyewitness Account

The Civil War & The California Column

The Civil War In Dollars and Cents


Old West: Memorial Day, Originally Called Decoration Day


The Crow Creek Massacre -- Revealed How Indians Massacred Indians

Comanche: "Lords of the Plains" or just "Butchering Savages"?

American Indian Facts & Trivia - Part One

The Last Tribe to get the Black Hills


The Trail of Tears & The Long Walk

Native American Folklore & Symbols -- The Bear

Native American Folklore & Our Connection With Eagles


The Nez Perce War & Chief Joseph

Roman Nose - Northern Cheyenne Warrior Chief 

The Yuma & California's Gila Expedition

The Mariposa War & James Savage

Fighting Indians in the Sierras

The Antelope Hills Expedition of 1858

The 1860 Wiyot Indian Massacre

The Paiute Indians - The Pyramid Lake Wars
The Tonkawa Massacre of 1862

The Sand Creek Massacre of 1864

The Salt Creek Massacre of 1871

The First Battle of Adobe Walls
The Second Battle of Adobe Walls - The Hunter's Story

The Second Battle of Adobe Walls - The Indian Perspective
The Pawnee Massacre - Sundown of the Pawnee Indians

The Pawnee Indian's Morning Star Ritual
The Cherokee Courthouse Shootout 1872

Battle With The Apache, 1872

The Lone Tree & German Family Massacres 1874

Captured by Arapaho, 1875
America Was Not A 19th Century Imperialist Power

The Late 1800s - U.S. Military Action Abroad


The Marine Corps Emblem & Henry Clay Cochrane
King Kalakaua needed U.S. Marines In 1874

Hawaii's Masters and Servants Act of 1850

U.S. vs Hawaii War of 1894 -- Part 1
U.S. vs Hawaii War of 1894 -- Part 2
U.S. vs Hawaii War of 1894 -- Part 3
U.S. vs Hawaii War of 1894 -- Part 4


The United States Didn't Want Hawaii -- Part 1
The United States Didn't Want Hawaii -- Part 2


Was There An Attempt To Kill The Hawaiian Language?

Theodore Roosevelt's "The Man In The Arena"

Mexican Incursions Across the Border 1914

An American Icon: John Moses Browning


Smith&Wesson - A Tough Success Story - Part 1
Smith&Wesson - A Tough Success Story - Part 2
Smith&Wesson - A Tough Success Story - Part 3
Smith&Wesson - A Tough Success Story - Part 4

The Coach Gun -- The Town Tamer

The Protector Palm Pistol of 1882
Old West: Frontier Justice Started In California







Ebenezer Hamilton vs Marysville's Cemetery 1870

The Battle of Liberty Place 1874

A Cowboy in Dodge City, 1882



The Cherokee Courthouse Shootout 1872
Life In 1881 Tombstone Was Very Civilized

Lester Moore -- No Les No More


Daily Life In Tombstone


Fake Graves in Tombstone's Boothill

Tombstone's Ordinance No.9 Was Neither Fair Nor Equally Enforced

The Last Gun Fight -- The Death of Ordinance No 9


The Last Gun Fight: The Death of Tombstone's Ordinance No 9

Last To Be Buried In Tombstone's Boot Hill

Tombstone's Baptism Of Fire, 1881 & 1882
SLAUGHTERED, The Tombstone Epitaph, January 17th, 1881

LESLIE'S LUCK, The Tombstone Epitaph, Nov.18th, 1882
The Bisbee Massacre & The Lynching of John Heath 1884

Old West Hangings -- Dancing On Air

What's An Old West Gunfighter?

Isaac Charles Parker -- The Hanging Judge

Requirements of a Dodge City Police Officer 1882


Ambushes & The Vaudeville Variety Theater Massacre

Homicides, Old West Cow Towns, And Today

The Deadliest Days in the History of American Law Enforcement

2013 Homicides & Cops Killed by Gunfire -- Lowest Since 1887

The Murder of Caldwell City Marshal George Brown 1882 -- Part One
The Murder of Caldwell City Marshal George Brown 1882 -- Part Two

The Newton Massacre & Reciprocal Justice,1871


John "Pink" Higgins - The Good Badman

The Old West - Texas - The Horrell Brothers

Al Swearengen & The Gem Theater

The Legend Of Johnny-Behind-The-Deuce

John Bull -- Con Artist & Killer


Soapy Smith & The Shootout on Juneau Wharf

Clay Allison - "Never Killed A Man That Did Not Need Killing"

Clay Allison - The Original Shootist

Wyatt Earp -- From Unknown To Notorious Desperado

Wyatt Earp’s 1911 Faro Con Game -- The New York Times


Wyatt Earp -- After The Vendetta

Wyatt Earp -- In The News 1870 to 1880


Wyatt Earp -- Was Wyatt A Horse Thief?

Wyatt Earp -- The Peoria Bummer


Wyatt Earp -- Was Wyatt A Pimp?

Did Wyatt Earp arrest Ben Thompson -- Or is it another Earp Tall Tale?

The Legend Of Johnny-Behind-The-Deuce

Wyatt Earp's OK Corral Gun Was Not A Colt

Wyatt Earp's Alaska Smith & Wesson Model 3



Wyatt Earp's Biography By Stuart Lake -- Part 1
Wyatt Earp's Biography By Stuart Lake -- Part 2
Wyatt Earp's Biography By Stuart Lake -- Part 3
Why legendary Old West lawman Virgil Earp is buried in Oregon
THE DEADLY BULLET, The Tombstone Epitaph, March 20th, 1882
Gunfight at the OK Corral - How The Feud Started

The Gunfight at the OK Corral

OK Corral Gunfight -- The Tombstone Nugget, October 27th, 1881
OK Corral Gunfight -- The Tombstone Epitaph, October 27th, 1881

OK Corral - Coroner's Inquest - C.H. Light
OK Corral - Coroner's Inquest - John H. Behan
OK Corral - Coroner's Inquest - Ike Clanton
OK Corral - Coroner's Inquest - Wyatt Earp
OK Corral - Preliminary Hearing - H. F. Sills
OK Corral - Preliminary Hearing - Virgil Earp

Gunfight at the OK Corral - The Aftermath - Part 1
Gunfight at the OK Corral - The Aftermath - Part 2



Gunfight at the OK Corral - Wyatt's Vendetta

The OK Corral -- The Rest Of The Story


Comanche Jack -- One Bad Hombre
The Last Gun Fight -- The Death of Ordinance No 9
The Last Gun Fight: The Death of Tombstone's Ordinance No 9




  
The Flying Cloud


     

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