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Butch Cassidy – South America and the Possibility of Life after Death

After approaching Governor Herbert Wells of Utah for an amnesty that wasn’t granted, Cassidy and the Wild Bunch continued their life of crime. Between 1900 and 1901 the gang were responsible for numerous robberies, and the killing of several law enforcement officers. In addition, they lost a few of their own members and the gang… Continue reading Butch Cassidy – South America and the Possibility of Life after Death

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The Pilgrim Fathers – Coming to America

During the reign of James I, the religious persecution in Protestant England was rampant and a group of English separatists fled the mother country to America, for the freedom to practice their religion. They established the second English colony, Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, in the New World, and became known as The Pilgrim Fathers. Many… Continue reading The Pilgrim Fathers – Coming to America

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Louis L’Amour

Louis L'Amour, also known Louis Dearborn LaMoore, and also goes by the pseudo names Tex Burns or Jim Mayo, is an American writer. He was born on March 22nd in 1908 in Jamestown, North Dakota. He is known as a best-selling author in the US and is celebrated widely for his work. He has written… Continue reading Louis L’Amour

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Colt Guns

COLT DRAGOON Remember the two huge pistols that Clint Eastwood brandished magnificently in the movie The Outlaw (1976)? Well, it they were two Colt Dragoons. This revolver was manufactured for the cavalry of the United States and entered into service in the war against Mexico. However, it was during the Secession war when its use… Continue reading Colt Guns

Book Research

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

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The Rockies – A Diverse Mountain Range

The Rocky Mountains, also called The Rockies, extend from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in Canada, to New Mexico. The mountain range formed between 80 million and 55 million years ago, when Pangaea broke up and North America began to move westwards, and is currently over 3,000 miles long. It consists of at least… Continue reading The Rockies – A Diverse Mountain Range

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English Colonial Settlements that began the American Frontier

Europeans arrived in the Americas in the hopes of expanding their empires, and creating more international dominion. Although different European nations settled in North America, each country’s expansion took a different route. The American Frontier was the continual movement of the English colonial settlers westward. The first attempt made by the English to create a… Continue reading English Colonial Settlements that began the American Frontier

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Wild West Ghost Towns

At the end of the Old West era many boom towns were abandoned. Citizens packed their bags and left without looking back. Many of these are now referred to as ghost towns, because of their empty, haunting vibe. The violent nature of the era, and the killings that took place in the towns, have led… Continue reading Wild West Ghost Towns

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Gold Mining in New Mexico

In the past two centuries, New Mexico has yielded a large amount of gold from lode and placer deposits. Spanish explorers and Mexican settlers were the first to discover the metal in the area, but gold mining wasn’t actively pursued for an extended period, as the presence of the Apache tribe made mining difficult and… Continue reading Gold Mining in New Mexico