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The Trials and Tribulations of the Texas Rangers

Founded by Stephen Austin in 1823, the Texas Rangers were still operational more than 50 years later during which their ranks had witnessed their fair share of conflict. We will look at the challenges they faced as they moved well into the 19th century. Government Approved Once the Mexican American War in mid-19th century was… Continue reading The Trials and Tribulations of the Texas Rangers

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The Texas Rangers

The Texas Ranger Division or simply the Texas Rangers as they are commonly known, is a law enforcement agency based in the United States. They carry state wide jurisdiction and operate from their base in the city of Austin. The division is known for its investigative work in a number of crimes, ranging from corruption… Continue reading The Texas Rangers

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John Hughes

When mentioning the famous and legendary lawmen, John Reynolds Hughes ranks at the top of the list. Born on February 11, 1855, near Cambridge, John Hughes attended his school in the Henry County and in 1865 moved to Mound City, Kansas. His Early Days At the age of 14, John Hughes started to work on… Continue reading John Hughes

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Pat Garrett (Wild West lawman)

History is full of charismatic, influential, and dignified personalities regardless of the religion and cultures that they belong to. It is indeed a fact that the entire world is able to recall countless individuals for their untiring efforts and contributions that have made it possible for us to survive in a socially balanced and ethical… Continue reading Pat Garrett (Wild West lawman)

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The Wild West Fur Trade

One of the most important and oldest industries that was established in North America was fur trade. For over 300 years, the fur trading industry has played an enormous role in developing Canada and the United States. Let’s explore all that fur trade entailed. When It All Began It all started during the 1500s, when… Continue reading The Wild West Fur Trade