American West

Bridgeport Rig

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As we have seen prior, many types of Holsters and shooting techniques were employed by Outlaws, Gunfighters and Law Enforcement alike. A somewhat innovative device in 188 …

Chalkley Beeson

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  Although His name is unknown to most, Chalkley Beeson (or simply ''Chalk'' as He liked to be called). Was an example of how a Man made His fortune from nothing and …

''Canada Bill'' Jones

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Born in England from Romani (Gypsy) Parents,William (later ''Canada Bill'') Jones learned at an early age the skills needed to to a Master Confidence Man and Card Cheat ( …

Cattle Baron

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The term ''Cattle Baron'' was an impromptu Title given to various wealthy cattle Owners who would become Magnates of Cattle Herding and Supply. Typically, these ''Prairie …

Bushwhacker

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The term ''Bushwhacker'' (while known as early as The American Revolutionary War), it was more apt to place the tactic into The Border Wars of ''Bloody Kansas'' in the 18 …

Elfego Baca

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  Widely accepted as perhaps the first Hispanic-American Western ''Anti-Hero'', Elfego Baca was born in New Mexico in 1865. His Family moved to Kansas while He was y …

The ''Fast Draw''

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Much of what we have discussed relating to the mythos of The American West and the use of firearms, have been seen as mostly legend and fable. However, one such technique …

William Tattenbaum

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Known as ''Russian Bill'' – William Tattenbaum was born in 1853 in New Mexico Territory. His nickname came from Bill's assertion that He was of ''Russian Nobility, …

William Henry Roberts

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William Henry Roberts had so many ''names'' it is hard to keep track. His most known nickname was ''Brushy Bill'' Roberts (referencing His rather long and thick moustache …

Mary Fields

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Few African-American Women are truly remembered by History for their achievements. One Mary Fields is an example. Born a Slave in 1832 Tennessee, Mary was given Her freed …