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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.

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...

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 – 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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