True Western Towns

Rowdy River Town

The-Dalles-art-printThere were rules in Victor Trevitt’s saloon—no gambling, for one thing. No fighting, or even any rough talk. Drinking was allowed, of course, but not drunkenness. It’s no wonder the Mt. Hood Saloon was described as “an island in a sea of sin.”

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Invaders in the Big Horns

occidental-saloon_buffalo-wyomingNearly two dozen Texas gunmen rode a specially outfitted railroad car into Casper, Wyoming, on April 5, 1892.

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Gold & Gambling

TWT_Deadwood-1888-wild-billTwice Wild Bill Hickok asked to change seats with Charlie Rich at the poker table. Twice he refused.

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Let Freedom Ring!

TWT_Lawrence-KS_Sen-James-Henry-Lane_QuantillWilliam Quantrill addressed his ragtag army on the evening of August 20, 1863. “Boys, this is a hazardous ride, and there is a chance we will all be annihilated.”

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Where Cody Lives

TWT_buffalo-bill-home-nebraskaThe railroads may have built North Platte, but it was the Old West’s most renowned showman who put the Nebraska town on the map.

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