Western Life

Towns in the Wild West

With the mass migration to the west, new towns appeared continuously so that people had places to socialize and fulfill any necessary requirements. Some of these were: Animas Forks, Colorado; Bannack, Montana; Bodie, California; and Rhyolite, Nevada. Other towns, such as Deadwood, South Dakota, encouraged mayhem because they were out of the reach of the… Continue reading Towns in the Wild West

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Great Basin of North America

The Great Basin of North America has long been inhabited and enjoyed for its beauty. The area, which covers nearly all of Nevada, most of Utah and Oregon and even parts of California, Wyoming, and Idaho, has known the presence of people since at least 10,000 BC. Native American tribes, notably the Paiute, the Shoshone,… Continue reading Great Basin of North America

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Wild Horses in the American West

Thundering hooves across the prairie, kicking up clouds of dust. The sound of whinnying carried on the wind. What could evoke a more true image of the American West than a herd of wild horses pounding their way through a misty morning? Wild horses do still exist in this day and age, although their numbers… Continue reading Wild Horses in the American West