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Birth of a Writer

Birth of a Writer

Samuel Langhorne Clemens' journey West began in 1861 when he was 25. He’d spent the previous two and one-half years piloting Mississippi steamboats...

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A Remarkable Person

A Remarkable Person

Tamsen Donner—accomplished and faithful to the end. Tamsen Donner has been shoved to the rear of history—mainly because her husband, George, was the...

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Saloon Etiquette

Saloon Etiquette

The men of the West These private men of the West were also accustomed to inquiring of another man’s first name only. With their varied and often...

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Saloons

Saloons

A saloon might also be known as a "watering trough, bughouse, shebang, cantina, grogshop, and gin mill.” The first saloon was established at Brown's...

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Nobody Believed Him!

Nobody Believed Him!

A James Gang member couldn’t turn himself in. Jim Cummins was not the most enthusiastic member of the James-Younger Gang. He served with the boys...

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