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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: 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,...

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...

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 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...

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 – 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 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...

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...

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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