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The History of Lawmen in the Wild West – Rules and Regulations

The first set of rules for western lawmen was put in writing in 1882, by David Cook, in his book Hands Up! or Twenty Years of Detective Life in the Mountains and on the Plains. These were: Never hit a prisoner over the head with your pistol. You may need it later and find it… Continue reading The History of Lawmen in the Wild West – Rules and Regulations

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The History of Lawmen in the Wild West

When the westward migration began in the mid-19th century, there were many reasons for people choosing to make the journey. Most of them wanted a new start, including soldiers who had fought in the war and had no marketable skills and those that saw business opportunities, as well as numerous criminals looking for a way… Continue reading The History of Lawmen in the Wild West

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More Greatest Surviving Outlaws of the Old West

Stories about outlaws of the Old West have been the inspiration for many books and films, along with the relationships they had with the lawmen that pursued them. Here are two more infamous outlaws that live on through their infamous deeds. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Robert Lee Parker, aka Butch Cassidy, was born… Continue reading More Greatest Surviving Outlaws of the Old West

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The Greatest Surviving Legends of the Old West

In spite of all the major changes which took place in Western America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, stories about outlaws seem to be the ones that we remember the most. The actions of these bandits have been the inspiration for many books and films, along with the relationships they had with… Continue reading The Greatest Surviving Legends of the Old West

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The Wild West – Laid to Rest

The final resting place of Henry McCarty aka William H. Bonney aka ‘Billy the Kid’, is in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. The exact location is now a mystery, as a flood in the area removed his headstone and many others. Duplicates have been placed on a likely spot which is now protected by bars, due… Continue reading The Wild West – Laid to Rest