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Gem Theatre Deadwood

The Gem Theatre in Deadwood, South Dakota was a saloon that had a conflicting past and a lot of history attached to it. So much so, that HBO ended up making a successful series on it which ran for 2 years and is now about to release a movie about it too. This saloon was… Continue reading Gem Theatre Deadwood

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Seth Bullock

Seth Bullock, the famous business proprietor, sheriff, politician, U.S. Marshal and Canadian-American frontiersman was born in 1849 in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. His father was George Bullock who was a retired British Major. Seth Bullock was a popular citizen in Deadwood which is located in South Dakota. He lived there from 1876 until his death in… Continue reading Seth Bullock

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Jesse James

Jesse James is known as a train and bank robber in the Old American West, popularly known as the leader of the James-Younger gang of outlaws. Synopsis James was born in Kearney, Missouri, in the year 1847. Before entering the criminal world, Jesse James and his brother Frank James also served for the Confederate Army.… Continue reading Jesse James

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Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley was a famous American exhibition shooter and sharpshooter, born in August 13, 1860.  She’s known by many names, such as "Phoebe Anne Oakley", "Little Sure Shot", "Watanya Cicilla", "Mrs. Annie Butler” and more. She defeated traveling-show marksman, Frank E. Butler (who she later married), in a shooting match. That is when her talent… Continue reading Annie Oakley

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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