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Weapons of the Wild West

“Guns That Won the West” is a famous topic that interests many Old West aficionados and firearms enthusiasts, for the purpose of discussion and debate. The debate is usually on the question if the West-winning gun was given the title due to the high quantity of its production, or for the work it mastered? Or… Continue reading Weapons of the Wild West

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Lozen (Apache Warrior)

Lozen was a skilled warrior and prophet of the Chiricahua Apache (also known as the Warm Springs Apache) tribe in the 19th century. Born in 1840 and the sister of Victorio, also a prominent warrior, she became a legend herself. Background A potent warrior, Lozen was not just a stalwart on the battlefield, her expertise… Continue reading Lozen (Apache Warrior)

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Geronimo

You may have heard the exclamation Geronimo in action movies or in some other media form at some point. It is basically a cry that is exclaimed by the United States army prior to engage in airborne activity. Geronimo is used by skydivers and those who are about to jump from considerable heights. It is… Continue reading Geronimo

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Battle of the Alamo

History is filled with countless legendary events and battles that are written in golden words. For those who know and those who don’t, Alamo is recognized as the site of Texas’s battle for independence from Mexico. It was such a unique historical battle, where all of the defenders were killed but the opposing leader “Santa… Continue reading Battle of the Alamo

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Wild Bill Hickok

The famous American soldier who is more famously known as the hero from the Old West and the greatest gunfighter of his time -- Wild Bill Hickok. Even till date, if you find yourself searching for the greatest gunslingers of the Old West, Wild Bill’s name will be at the top the list of the… Continue reading Wild Bill Hickok

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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

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The War of Texas Independence

The Texas Revolution was a momentous event in the history of America. It led to the acknowledgment of the Texan community and the establishment of Texas as a separate state from Mexico. Let’s explore the events that stimulated The War of Texas Independence and their effects. Conventions In 1832 and 1833, Texas colonists held conventions… Continue reading The War of Texas Independence

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Texas Revolution

The War of Texas Independence, more commonly known as the Texas Revolution, was a six-month war that lasted from the October of 1835 to April of 1836. The war was waged between Texan colonists and the Mexicans, which led to Texas’s Independence from the state of Mexico. This war was the prerequisite to the founding… Continue reading Texas Revolution

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Treaty of Fort Stanwix

History really does give a major insight into how different processes, trends and cultures were before the industrial revolution and innovation in technology. Wars took place left, right and centre, and nations used most of their resources in order to expand their lands and to gain more power. It is also interesting to note how… Continue reading Treaty of Fort Stanwix

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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