Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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Best Cavalry Movie

What's the best Cavalry movie? I can name several just for starters-not necessarily in order; She Wore a Yellow Ribbon; Directed by John Fo…

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Bose Ickard, cowboy supreme

Bose Ikard was born a slave in July 1843, in Mississippi.  Later, he became one of the most famous black frontiersmen and trail drivers in…

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CLAY ALLISON, a shootist

CLAY ALLISON, a shootist Robert Clay Allison, known as "Clay", was born September 2, 1840, with a clubfoot.  He was  the fourth of nine chi…

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Picnic Season in The Old West

Spring is in the air alas. Now some of us can shake off the affects of cabin fever and head for the great outdoors and have a splendid picn…

Started by Carbine in Mountain Men and Early Pioneers

1 Apr 9
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Black Jack Ketchum

Thomas Edward Ketchum was born on October 31,1863 in San Saba County, Texas, son of Green Berry Sr.Ketchum and Temperance Katherine Wydick…

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The Cutthroat Gap Kiowa Massacre

Scattered bands of Kiowa, about 2,000 people gathered in a large camp at the mouth of Rainey Mountain Creek near present day Mountain View…

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YANKEE LANCERS

At the beginning stages of the war, men were volunteering and being conscripted into the Federal ranks faster than muskets could be…

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CUSTER: UNSUNG HERO AT GETTYSBURG

The third day of the battle at Gettysburg is famous for Pickett’s Charge up to the “high water mark” of the war for the Confederacy.  Pic…

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0 Apr 6

Buckskin Frank Leslie

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Leslie migrated west somewhere along the line and was working as a scout for the U.S. Army in Texas , Oklahom…

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Treachery on the Marias River

On January 23, 1870, soldiers commanded by Colonel Eugene Baker killed 173 Blackfeet Indians in a surprise attack on Heavy Runner’s camp on…

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