Theodore Roosevelt, 1903

"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready." - Theodore Roosevelt, 1903

The Old West

The Golden Age Of The Cowboy

The Old West & American Individualism 

The First American Cowboys

Life For Cowboys In 1800s America

Let's Talk About The Cowboy Code

The American Cowboy, 1886

The Californio -- The Caste System

Theodore Roosevelt's "The Man In The Arena"


Cowboys on the American Frontier

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

What Men Like in Men (1902)

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

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

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

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's Gold Country -- A Map

Jacob Thrailkill's California Gold Rush Letters 1848-1850

The Miner's Ten Commandments 1849

California Gold Rush -- Yreka Strikes Gold

California Gold Rush Christmas & The Christmas Nugget

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

Old West - Tips for Stagecoach Travelers


Extraordinary Case Of Shipwreck 1850

The Flying Cloud - America's Most Famous Clipper Ship

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 First Battle of Bull Run, 1861: An Eyewitness Account

The Civil War & The California Column

Blacks Loyally Fought For The Confederacy

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

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 Marine Corps Emblem & Henry Clay Cochrane


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

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

Mokelumne Hill Was Bloodier Than Tombstone


Let's Talk About Calaveras County
The Vigilantes Of California, Part One
The Vigilantes Of California, Part Two
The Vigilantes Of California, Part Three
The Vigilantes Of California, Part Four

The Yreka Necktie Party of 1895

California Vigilante Justice, The Clappe Letters, 1851

Vigilance Affairs at Carson Valley, Placerville Register, 1858


Ebenezer Hamilton vs Marysville's Cemetery 1870
Requirements of a Dodge City Police Officer 1882

Kansas Cow Towns, 1866 to 1886

Kansas Vigilante Committees


Citizen Justice, Ellis County, Kansas, 1872

The Battle of Liberty Place 1874

Frontier Justice In Arkansas 1895 - 1922

The Hot Springs Shootout 1899 -- Lawmen vs Lawmen

The San Elizario Salt War of 1877

Horse Thieves and Their Rendezvous, 1857


Ranchers and Farmers Collide in Nebraska, 1884

The Cherokee Courthouse Shootout 1872

Life In 1881 Tombstone Was Very Civilized

Lester Moore -- No Les No More

Daily Life In Tombstone


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

A FATAL GARMENT, The Tombstone Epitaph, July 25th, 1880

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

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


California's Famous Broderick vs Terry Duel

The Fate of a Gang of California Ruffians, Alta California, 1871

Bass Reeves -- He Epitomized Old West Deputy U.S. Marshals

Frank Dalton -- The Best Of The Daltons

Harry C. Wheeler -- A Lawman & Patriot Who Stood Tall


Harry Nicholson Morse -- A Better Lawman Than Most Legends

Jeff Milton & George Scarborough -- Cowboys, Lawmen, Gunfighters

Captain Jonathan R. Davis -- Tougher Than The Rest

W.W. Pitman & His Against The Odds Shot
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

The Blackwell Shootout 1896
John "Pink" Higgins - The Good Badman

The Old West - Texas - The Horrell Brothers

Harry Tracy -- The Pacific Northwest's Most Vicious Killer

Jack Slade -- Hanged For Being Too Mean

Red Beard vs Rowdy Joe Lowe -- The Gunfight

The Lynching of "Big Steve" Long

Old California - "Doctor” John Marsh

Old California - Rattlesnake Dick - Outlaw


Tiburcio Vasquez - California Bandido & Pistolero


Russian Bill And Sandy King 1882

John Bull -- Con Artist & Killer

Soapy Smith & The Shootout on Juneau Wharf


Sam Bass - Outlaw Killer & Train Robber 


Bill Longley -- Gunfighter Or Cold-Blooded Murderer
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





  
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