Western Life

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor is a respected man within the United States of America and was their 12th president. He was born on the 24th of November in 1784, in Virginia and he died on the 9th of July in 1850. His final resting place is in Washington DC. Taylor was elected on the basis of his… Continue reading Zachary Taylor

Western Life

The Open Range

During the first half of the 19th century, the majority of cattle drives passed through the open range, which was unsettled land where the animals could roam freely. At first, the ranchers and farmers living in the area shared these fields willing. During the 1860s, however, many of them began fencing off their lands, using… Continue reading The Open Range

Western Life

Captain Harry Love

Captain Harry Love, a passionate and active army captain was born in Vermont in 1809 and died in 1869 in Santa Clara, California. He was not a lawman rather he had the privilege of being the chief of California rangers, that was the first law-enforcement agency of California. This agency was also a part of… Continue reading Captain Harry Love

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