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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 – 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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – The Hunt for the Great Northern Train Robbers

As Great Northern westbound train No. 3 pulled away from Malta, Montana, on the afternoon of July 3, 1901, conductor Alex Smith saw a...

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...