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This Wild Wild West

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.

Wild West Women: Tabitha Brown – A Grandmother Goes West

Tabitha Brown was sixty-six years old when she headed west with her family in 1846. As a widow she had reached a time when...

Wild West Women: Ah Toy – A China Blossom in Old San Francisco

About 1848 a Chinese woman called Ah Toy arrived in San Francisco, California. She had endured the long sea voyage from her native Canton,...

Edward F. Beale, Sailor, Adventurer, Explorer

Edward Fitzgerald Beale was born February 4, 1822, to George and Emily Truxtun Beale. They lived on a farm in the District of Columbia....

The Whipple Expedition to the Southwest

Lt. Amiel Weeks Whipple had just finished surveying the border between the U.S. and Mexico when on February 4, 1853, he received orders to...

Newspapers of the Old West

Newspapers were considered a major sign that a western town became civilized. Everyone greeted the arrival of a printing press with great joy. People...

Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch

George Leroy Parker was born in 1867 to Maximilian and Ann Parker, the oldest of seven children. The family lived in Circleville, Utah. His...

Hank Vaughan, Oregon Rustler

Henry Clay Vaughan was born on April 27, 1849, to Alexander H. and Elizabeth Fields Vaughan. The family farm was located in the Willamette...

Phoebe and Holden Judson, Pioneers of Washington

Phoebe Goodell grew up in Vermillion, Ohio on Lake Erie. She married Holden Allen Judson in 1850. They went west to start their own...
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