Locations, Western Life

New Mexico – The Wild West Era

Located in the southwestern region of the United States, New Mexico became the 47th State of the Union on January 6, 1912. After the American-Mexico War, Texas ceded much of the land they had previously laid claim to and congress acknowledged New Mexico as part of America in September 1850. The History of the Cowboy… Continue reading New Mexico – The Wild West Era

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Geronimo

You may have heard the exclamation Geronimo in action movies or in some other media form at some point. It is basically a cry that is exclaimed by the United States army prior to engage in airborne activity. Geronimo is used by skydivers and those who are about to jump from considerable heights. It is… Continue reading Geronimo

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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)

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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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Cattle Rustling in the Wild West – A Rancher’s Worst Nightmare

A large part of the population of the Old West made their living based on the cattle trade, either directly or indirectly. During this time, there were many instances of cattle theft which could take place for different reasons. Native Americans would often steal a few cattle to feed their tribe, during times of shortage.… Continue reading Cattle Rustling in the Wild West – A Rancher’s Worst Nightmare