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An Early Celebration

An Early Celebration

A James-Younger Gang member paid a price for enjoying the loot. The James-Younger Gang got about $30,000 from a train robbery in December 1874. It...

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Poker

Poker

In so many Wild West movies and stories you see and hear about cowboys playing poker or cards. This raises some questions. What was the most common...

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Beer

Beer

The water in many areas of the West was so bad it was said the local beer was healthier and safer than the local drinking water. The shelf life of...

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Wagons West

Wagons West

The wagon trains first began heading west in the early 1820s with the opening of the Santa Fe Trail from St. Louis. However, the emigrant trains to...

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The Harvey Girls

The Harvey Girls

Humorist Will Rogers once quipped, “Fred Harvey supplied the West in food and wives.” It wasn’t just the excellent food that attracted people to his...

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