Western Life

Cattle Trails in 19th Century America

The Spaniards were the first set of people who drove cattle from one area to another, in the Americas. During the 19th century the scale on which this was done rapidly increased, as Americans began eating more beef than pork. The peak years of cattle driving were between 1866 and 1886, when over 20 million… Continue reading Cattle Trails in 19th Century America

Books, Western Fiction

Hopalong Cassidy – Hero of the Wild West

Some characters are both created and forgotten within a relatively short period of time, and others become immortal over time in the minds of readers. One of these that we became aware of in the early 20th century was Hopalong Cassidy. Called ‘Hoppy’ for short, he is a fictional cowboy introduced to the world by… Continue reading Hopalong Cassidy – Hero of the Wild West

Western Life

Bass Reeves

Introduction Bass Reeves, a famous African American Deputy U.S marshal, was in charge of the west of the Mississippi River. His territory included Arkansan and Oklahoma region. He was famous for arresting more than 3,000 criminals and killing 14 dangerous felons in self-defense. Biography Bass Reeves was born in July 1838 as a slave in… Continue reading Bass Reeves

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The impact of the American Civil War

The American Civil War was fought within the United States of America, between the North and the South. The states fought for many reasons, one of the most notable factors was slavery which was the main cause of profit generation for the South as slaves were their main labor force, while as the North had… Continue reading The impact of the American Civil War

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American Civil War

The American Civil War was a war that was fought between the Northern and Southern states of the United States of America. It was a war that raged for 4 years between 1861 to 1865. It was 11 Southern states who joined together to create the Confederate States of America, separating from the Union. Reason… Continue reading American Civil War