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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 – 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...