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Articles at WorldHistory.us relating to this topic covers 19th century America, west of the Rocky Mountains. Events, personalities, and the growth of towns from this colorful time will be described. Meet all your favorite characters such as Wyatt Earp, Lewis and Clark, and Geronimo.

Jim Bridger and the Fur Trade, Part 3

Next came a dispute between Bridger and Brigham Young. The dispute seems to have arisen because Young thought Bridger was inciting the Indians to...

Jim Bridger and the Fur Trade, Part 2

Bridger spent that winter at the forks of the Snake River. It was not a good spot, as there was very little grass for...

Jim Bridger and the Fur Trade, Part 1

Jim Bridger was born in the spring of 1804. When Jim was eight the family moved from Virginia to a Missouri farm not far...

Wild Bunch – Capturing a Train Robber: Kid Curry’s Escapades in Knoxville, Tennessee

Following their holdup of Great Northern train No. 3, near Wagner, Montana, on July 3, 1901, Harvey Logan (Kid Curry), Ben Kilpatrick and Camillo...

Wild Bunch – The Hunt for the Great Northern Train Robbers

As Great Northern westbound train No. 3 pulled away from Malta, Montana, on the afternoon of July 3, 1901, conductor Alex Smith saw a...

Wild Bunch – The Wilcox Robbery: Who Did It?

On June 2, 1899, the Cheyenne Daily Sun-Leader reported that at 1:00 a.m. that morning, six masked men had held up Union Pacific train...

Wild Bunch – The Trials and Travels of Annie Rogers

Wearing expensive clothes and carrying more than $500 in cash, Annie Rogers walked into the Fourth National Bank of Nashville, Tennessee, on the afternoon...

Wild Bunch – Kid Curry’s Escape: The Missing Months

Following the July 3, 1901, robbery of a Great Northern train near Wagner, Montana, Harvey Logan (Kid Curry) was able to avoid arrest for...

Wild Bunch – The Ice Wagon Affair

In the fall of 1901, the last thing Nashville, Tennessee, expected was trouble from a train robber. After all, it had been more than...

Wild West Women: Adah Isaacs Menken

Adah Isaacs Menken found her own brand of reward in the mining towns of early 1860s Nevada. Adah was as an actress, though she...
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