Marshall Trimble
What’s in a Name

What’s in a Name

In my humble opinion Johnny Ringo was probably the most fortunate outlaw when it comes to great names. That was his real name, but others evidently...

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Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

Was Wild Bill Hickok ever a Deputy U.S. Marshal? Hickok joined the army in April 1861. In 1864 he was working as a policeman for a Capt. Squires in...

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Cattle Rustling

Cattle Rustling

At the lower end of the rustling scale was subsistence rustling. One poor homesteader in Eastern Montana stole two of cattle baron Conrad Kohrs’...

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Tumbleweed Wagons

Tumbleweed Wagons

They called them “tumbleweed wagons” because like their namesake, the Russian thistle, they seemed to wander aimlessly across the territory picking...

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Mountain Men

Mountain Men

The first white men to venture “across the wide Missouri” were awed by the breathtaking sight of the majestic Rocky Mountains that loomed on the...

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