Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

Today in Western History (3)

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Well, folks, I don't know whether this is the right place to post this or not. If not, feel free to copy it and paste it anywhere that you…

Started by Daniel Baker

5 Jul 15, 2017
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Pony Express begins service

It was April 3,1860, at St. Joseph, Missouri.  The first Pony Express rider, Johnny Fry,  streaked out westward towards California, 60 days…

Started by dirtrider

0 Apr 3, 2017

Luke Short/Jim Courtwright gunfight

On February 8,1887, in Fort Worth, Texas, Luke Short, and Bat Masterson, confronted gunfighter Longhaired Jim Courtwright who had made thr…

Started by dirtrider

0 Feb 8, 2017


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