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Calamity Jane: "Woman of the West"

In the early Americas and development of the West, there were many standards that middle class women had to meet; unless you were Calamity Jane. Many still dream and tell stories of the wild woman of the West whom fought in battles, shot from horseback, and saved  people from various Indian war parties while also maintaining her harsh reputation and manly disposition. 1,211 more words

Not A Soldier, But A Scoundrel: The Lives and Deaths of George W. Graham


George W. Graham joined the Union Army in 1861. Already a publicity seeker, he would be later remembered more for his pillaging while he was an officer with the 1st North Carolina Union Volunteers. 164 more words

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Buffalo Bill, Boozers, Brothels, and Bare-Knuckle Brawlers: An Englishman's Journal of Adventure in America

Buffalo Bill, Boozers, Brothels, and Bare-Knuckle Brawlers: An Englishman’s Journal of Adventure in America by Kellen Cutsforth

The travel journal of the wealthy young Englishman, Evelyn Booth, weaves a factual, enthralling, and entertaining narrative that follows his escapades throughout the United States of the late nineteenth century. 314 more words

WEEK 8 - NFL Picks

We were sitting around the dinner table one night, and the conversation with Tiny (9 years old), Keno (7 years old) and Callie (3 years old) turned to the age old question, which NFL mascot would actually win in a fight to the death. 1,366 more words


Annie Came Back

At first, Buffalo Bill Cody didn’t want Annie Oakley in his Wild West show.

He already had a top-notch shooter named Captain Bogardus. Plus, fancy shooting acts were a dime a dozen. 331 more words