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Mountain Men

Before Les Stroud and Bear Grylls were considered to be the macho mountain men, displaying their expertise in survival and being known for their overbearing masculinity, were the Mountain Men. The mountain men, traders or the ‘North American trappers’ were all residents of the Rocky Mountains during the 1820s and 1830s. The mountain men were… Continue reading Mountain Men

Western Life

Wild Bill Hickok

The American soldier who is more famously known as the hero from the Old West and the greatest gunfighter of his time -- Wild Bill Hickok. If you find yourself searching for the greatest gunslingers of the Old West, Wild Bill’s name will be at the top the list. Although he was in the city… Continue reading Wild Bill Hickok

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The Rockies – America’s Largest Mountain Range

The Rocky Mountains, also called The Rockies, extend from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in Canada, to New Mexico. The mountain range formed between 80 million and 55 million years ago, when Pangaea broke up and North America began to move westwards, and is currently over 3,000 miles long. It consists of at least… Continue reading The Rockies – America’s Largest Mountain Range

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Texas Revolution (Part 2)

The Texas Revolution was a momentous event in the history of America. It led to the acknowledgment of the Texan community and the establishment of Texas as a separate state from Mexico. Let’s explore the events that stimulated The War of Texas Independence and their effects. Conventions In 1832 and 1833, Texas colonists held conventions… Continue reading Texas Revolution (Part 2)