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Battle of Horseshoe Bend

Tallapoosa County, Alabama, which was formerly known as Horseshoe Bend, witnessed a violent and bloody war on the morning of March 27, 1814. The Battle of Horseshoe Bend became known as the deciding battle of the Creek War between the American Indians and the European Americans. The grueling years of misery, treaties and battles for… Continue reading Battle of Horseshoe Bend

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Cowgirls

What would the wild west have been like without cowboys and their female counterparts, cowgirls? Certainly not near as exciting as we know it today. There was a need in those days for a strong female presence, after all, the wild west was a harsh time to live in. Even today, cowgirls play an integral… Continue reading Cowgirls

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Great Basin of North America

The Great Basin of North America has long been inhabited and enjoyed for its beauty. The area, which covers nearly all of Nevada, most of Utah and Oregon and even parts of California, Wyoming, and Idaho, has known the presence of people since at least 10,000 BC. Native American tribes, notably the Paiute, the Shoshone,… Continue reading Great Basin of North America

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Mountain Meadows Massacre and Mormon Theology

Beginning on September 7th of 1857 and ending four days later on the 11th, the deaths of 120 men, women and children at the hands of Mormon church members, is now known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Despite the attempts of church members to pass off the massacre as an attack by Native Americans from… Continue reading Mountain Meadows Massacre and Mormon Theology

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Mormonism and Violence

Many religions have faced persecution, and many have brought abuse on others. Mormonism is no different, perhaps we just don’t hear about Mormon ties with violence as often as this religion is mainly centered in the US and today the church does not condone widespread use of corporal punishment. The history of brutality and Mormonism… Continue reading Mormonism and Violence

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Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

According to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, also known as the Twelve, is one of the main governing bodies in the hierarchy of the LDS church. The members of the “Quorum of the Twelve Apostles” are not just referred to as apostles, but also prophets,… Continue reading Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Western Life

The Code of The West and The All American Cowboy

There a man's work was to be done, and a man's life to be lived, and when death was to be met, he met it like a man." - Deadwood Dick Mention the Wild West and you get visions of Clint Eastwood in the “Good the Bad and the Ugly” or Gene Autry and Yul… Continue reading The Code of The West and The All American Cowboy

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The American Revolution – The Fight for Independence

The British Crown was left deeply in debt as a result of the Seven Years War, fought between Britain and France from 1754 to 1763. The government attempted to replenish their monetary supply by imposing taxes on their North American colonies, which they had previously subjected to a prolonged period of salutary neglect. This had… Continue reading The American Revolution – The Fight for Independence

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First Transcontinental Railroad – Central and Union Pacific Meet in the ‘Middle’

Construction of each leg of the railroad began at a different time. The western leg was undertaken by Central Pacific, and Judah’s project became dominated by ‘The Big Four.’ Although well-known businessmen, they had no previous experience constructing railroads and borrowed a great amount of money to finance the project. They also used loopholes to… Continue reading First Transcontinental Railroad – Central and Union Pacific Meet in the ‘Middle’