Society of the Old West

From early westward expansion through the early 20th Century.

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Felix Ward 1848 - 1914

On this date; January 27, 1861, twelve year old Felix Ward set in motion nearly twenty five years of armed conflict between the US Army and…

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SKELETON CANYON TREASURE

 Skeleton Canyon is located in the southeast corner of Arizona. Smaller side canyons lead into New Mexico. It is quite close to the Mexican…

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CHIEF JOSEPH, great leader, statesman, hero.

The great Chief Joseph was born in Wallowa Valley what is now the called the Northeastern Oregon, in 1840. His birth name was Hin-mah-too-y…

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GERONIMO'S GREATEST BATTLE

I found this article on a site dealing with the annals of the American Indian.  Supposedly it is written in the words used by Geronimo to t…

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0 Jan 27

KATE WARNE, America's First Female Private Eye

Allan Pinkerton assumed the female applicant was looking for a clerical position. After finding out Kate is interested in becoming a detect…

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JAMES BROTHERS AVENGE PINKERTON ATTACK, KILLING WESTFALL

On July 15, 1881 three bearded men boarded a Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad train at Cameron, Missouri thirty miles east of St.…

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Origin of the Sweat Lodge

A Blackfoot Legend The Piegan tribe was southernmost at the headwaters of the Missouri River in Montana, a subtribe belonging to the Siksik…

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Earp Family history of impropriety

The Earp Family fondly remembered Nickolas Earp It appears that Nicholas Earp had a disdain for certain laws he considered to be a nuisance…

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0 Jan 27

Alf Bolin, the mystery treasure of murder rock

There was absolutely nothing good about Alf Bolin. During the Civil War in Taney and Ozark Counties in southern Missouri, he was the cruel…

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John Wesley Hardin, deadly at heart

Outlaw and gunslinger John Wesley Hardin was born in Bonham, Texas, on May 26, 1853 He had a reputation for a vicious temper, which would g…

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