American West

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 …

Frank ''Pistol Pete'' Eaton

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While Frank Eaton (aka ''Pistol Pete'') was a known Cowboy, Indian Scout and Fighter, also a Writer – He was also possible a liar (or so some say). A spinner of ''T …

Elizabeth ''Libby'' Thompson

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Also known simply as ''Libby'', was born in Texas in 1855. Her Family had invested with a young Confederacy at the start of The American Civil War (1861). When The South …

Ellis Alfred Swearengen

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A colorful personage from American Western History, Ellis Alfred Swearengen (better known to His friends as ''Al''), was one of eight children born to a Dutch Farming Fam …

Gunspinning

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One can hardly watch an American (or Italian) Western without seeing either an Outlaw, Lawman or Cowboy – twirling or Spinning His Pistol, prior to returning it bac …

The Gleeson Gunfight

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1917. A time in America when The ''Modern Age'' had firmly taken root. The early 20th Century, it was a time of Airplanes, Automobiles, Electric Lights.... America was po …

John Butterfield

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Born in The State of New York in 1801, John Butterfield came from a ''moderate'' Home. Having only a rudimentary education, John would take to The Staging Business (worki …