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Davy Crockett

David Crockett is known to be an American hero born on the 17th of August of 1786. The buck-skinned and fearless Crockett may be more myth than reality by this point, as many people may not remember him for what he really was, a soldier, frontiersman and politician. Since his death, his tales have been… Continue reading Davy Crockett

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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’

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The Wild West – 5 Interesting Facts about the California Gold Rush

In early 1848, gold nuggets were discovered in Sacramento Valley, which became the beginning of the California Gold Rush. This event helped to shape the history of the United States of America, especially the western states. Interesting facts about the era include: The discovery of gold caused one of the largest mass migrations in country’s… Continue reading The Wild West – 5 Interesting Facts about the California Gold Rush

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Apache Indians – A Fierce Native American Tribe

The Apache Indians are a Native American tribe located in the Southwestern United States, including areas of Eastern Arizona, Northern Mexico, New Mexico, Southern Colorado and West Texas collectively known as Apacheria. The tribe is believed to have been around since the early 1500s and, during its prime, consisted of eleven major groups.Today, there are… Continue reading Apache Indians – A Fierce Native American Tribe