Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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New Western on TV

Posted by Carbine on March 17, 2017 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

Still here, after all these years.......

Posted by Carbine on March 10, 2017 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

In the shadow of mighty men

Posted by dirtrider on February 15, 2017 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Made it to Cuchillo, NM

Posted by dirtrider on February 1, 2017 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

YOU MIGHT BE A COWBOY

Posted by dirtrider on January 27, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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The lone tree incident

During the first half of the 19th century the U.S. government, in response to public…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Mountain Men and Early Pioneers 14 hours ago.

The Bass Gang 1 Reply

During one two-month period the Deadwood stage was held up four times by the Sam Bass Gang, consisting of Bass, Joel Collins, Tom Nixon, Bill Heffridge and Jim Berry. Driver Johnny Slaughter was killed on March 25, 1877, driving a stage bearing…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Outlaws and villians. Last reply by Carbine on Saturday.

Battle of West Point, Mississippi

On February 22, 1864, Confederate soldiers under General Nathan B. Forrest routed a yankee force that was triple their number.  Sherman's expedition into Alabama was stalled.  Sherman was marching an army east across Mississippi from Vicksburg to…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Civil War Tales Mar 15.

John Hunt Morgan CSA captured

On July 26, 1863, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his men were captured at Salineville, Ohio, during a spectacular raid on the North. Starting in July 1862, Morgan made four major raids on Northern or Northern-held territory…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Civil War Tales Mar 15.

The Packsaddle mountain fight 1 Reply

Late one evening when Deve Herrington and Wm. George turned in the milk cows to their calves, they noticed an animal wearing a bell, had a blunt arrow sticking in her side. That, of course, was sufficient warning that the Indians were raiding…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Western Saga. Last reply by Carbine Mar 17.

Battle of Rattlesnake Springs 1 Reply

Battle of Rattlesnake SpringsOn August 7,1880, the black soldiers of the Tenth United States Cavalry and a detachment of the Twenty fourth United States…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Western Saga. Last reply by Carbine Mar 17.

BASS REEVES, BRAVEST OF ALL DEPUTY MARSHALLS

It is thought he was born in Texas or Arkansas in 1838. Bass Reeves was born a slave in July 1838. His owners, the William S. Reeves family, moved to Grayson County, Texas, in 1846. In a fight with his master, Bass whupped him good and fled to…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Lawmen of the West Mar 10.

Patrick Floyd Garrett (1850-1908)

He moved to Dallas County, Texas at the age of 19. There, he worked on the large LS Ranch in west as a cowboy and cattle gunman when rustling was rampant in the area. From there he joined up with W. Skelton Glenn, to hunt buffalo. However, he soon…Continue

Started by dirtrider in Lawmen of the West Mar 7.

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We discuss the Old West from the first westward expansion through the Civil War and into the early 20th Century.

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Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion The Bass Gang
"Old West justice at it's best. If the law didn't get you, your side winding partners just…"
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The Bass Gang

During one two-month period the Deadwood stage was held up four times by the Sam Bass Gang,…See More
Mar 19
dirtrider commented on Carbine's blog post New Western on TV
"Well put, Carbine.  We love the channel's material."
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New Western on TV

I count myself fortunate in having the Encore Western channel. Recently I was privileged to view…See More
Mar 17
Carbine replied to dirtrider's discussion The Packsaddle mountain fight
"Helluva fight! Another fine example of Texas history. Thanks Dirtrider."
Mar 17
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"This is a GOOD post Milt. Two thumbs up on your research and the background surrounding the event.…"
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