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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

Western Life

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)

Western Life

Texas Revolution

The War of Texas Independence, more commonly known as the Texas Revolution, was a six-month war that lasted from the October of 1835 to April of 1836. The war was waged between Texan colonists and the Mexicans, which led to Texas’s Independence from the state of Mexico. This war was the prerequisite to the founding… Continue reading Texas Revolution

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California Rangers

Back in the 1850s, California was swept with a gust of crime and killings perpetrated by not only the infamous “Five Joaquins” gang, but other bandits following the newly discovered gold-mining potential in California. Virtually, everyone from across the globe was settling down in California to try their luck mining gold and potentially create themselves… Continue reading California Rangers