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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 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...

James Ohio Pattie – Fur Trader, Mountain Man, and Explorer

Pattie's family lived in Missouri when James was born. After his mother died of consumption, his father was despondent. About that time, fur trapping...

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...

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...

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 – 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 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 – 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...

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...

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...
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