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Effects of the Gold Rush

Recovering the Gold Panning – There were different methods used during the Gold Rush to remove the metal. Early miners were able to pan for gold, because it was abundant and easily found, using either a pan or their hands to extract the pieces from riverbeds or streams. Placer Mining – Miners were able to… Continue reading Effects of the Gold Rush

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“Bloody Bill” Anderson

William T. Anderson is known as the vilest and most notorious confederate guerrilla leader from the civil war. He was a man who killed, butchered and severed countless union soldiers and their sympathizers. Hence, the name given to him, bloody bill, was due to his contribution in the war. He was known as the most… Continue reading “Bloody Bill” Anderson

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Belle Starr (Wild West Outlaw)

Myra Belle Shirley, famously known as Belle Starr, was born in 1848 near Carthage, Missouri. She was known to be a popular west wild outlaw. She was given the name ‘May’ by most of her family members. May Shirley graduated from Missouri's Carthage Female Academy, an institution founded by her father John Shirley. She also… Continue reading Belle Starr (Wild West Outlaw)


OUT NOW – Rage Under The Red Sky

Nature’s fury and a gang leader’s white-hot lust for revenge combine to threaten the lives – and the friendship – of a frontier marshal and his deputy. Available in Kindle and Paperback When Marshal Josiah Hawke kills a man who ambushes him in a bizarre and unprovoked attack, he unwitting triggers a cascade of events… Continue reading OUT NOW – Rage Under The Red Sky

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Butch Cassidy – Gang Leader of the Wild Bunch

Many of the names of the outlaws in the Wild West have lived on through books, TV shows, old newspaper clippings and wanted posters. One of the era’s most notorious bank and train robbers was Butch Cassidy, who formed The Wild Bunch and later partnered with The Sundance Kid. Their criminal activity took place in… Continue reading Butch Cassidy – Gang Leader of the Wild Bunch