Friday, October 30, 2020

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.

Paulina, Shoshone Chief

Chief Paulina led a small band of Shoshone (Snake), Paiute, and Modoc raiders. He roamed the territory east of the Cascade Mountains of...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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 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...