Western Life

Mountain Men (North American trappers)

Before Les Stroud and Bear Grylls were considered to be the macho mountain men, displaying their expertise in survival and being known for their overbearing masculinity, the mountain men, traders, or the ‘North American trappers’, were all residents of the Rocky Mountains during the 1820s and 1830s. The mountain men were known to be hunters,… Continue reading Mountain Men (North American trappers)

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Calamity Jane

You may have heard stories about the famous Calamity Jane but did you ever find yourself wondering why she was called Calamity? Of all the beautiful names in the world that she could have been known for why ‘calamity’? Who gave her this name and how did she get stuck with it? Let’s find out… Continue reading Calamity Jane