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Adventures in the American West

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Produced by Kathy Weiser-Alexander, narrated by Dave Alexander.

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The Old West, often referred to as the Wild West, encompasses the period after the Civil War, the rest of the 1800's, and the early part of the 20th century. During this time, thousands of pioneers pushed their way westward in search of land, better lives, gold and silver, and sometimes, to escape the law. Geographically, the "Old West" generally applies to those states west of the Mississippi River.


From outlaws, to gunfighters, to the American cowboy, and buried treasures on the frontier, Old West Legends provides tales, biographies, and in-depth history into the lives and times in the American West.


Belly up to the bar and have a drink in the saloon, meet Billy The Kid, Jesse James and littler known outlaws like Hoodoo Brown; learn about the frontier skirmishes between the pioneers and the Indians, and visit the ghost towns, mining camps, and cowtowns on the prairie. More than just a glimpse of the past, Old West Legends will transport you into the adventurous times of the Wild Wild West.


Cattle on the Dry Cimarron, New Mexico

Cowboys from the Raton, New Mexico area drive 500 head of cattle along

 the  Dry Cimarron to  Des Moines, New Mexico. September, 2008, Kathy Weiser.


Out Where the West Begins

Out where the handclasp's a little stronger,

Out where the smile dwells a little longer,

That's where the West begins;

Out where the sun is a little brighter,

Where the snows that fall are a trifle whiter,

Where the bonds of home are a wee bit tighter,

That's where the West begins.


Out where the skies are a trifle bluer,

Out where the friendship's a little truer,

That's where the West begins;

Out where a fresher breeze is blowing,

Where there's laughter in every streamlet flowing,

Where there's more of reaping and less of sowing,

That's where the West begins.


Out where the world is in the making,

Where fewer hearts with despair are aching,

That's where the West begins;

Where there's more of singing and less of sighing,

Where there's more of giving and less of buying,

And a man makes friends without half trying,

That's where the West begins.

-- Arthur Chapman 




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I made up my mind to change my way,

To leave the crowd

 that was too gay,

And leave my native

 home awhile,

And travel west for

 many a mile.



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Vintage Old West photo prints and downloads from Legends' Photo Shop.Vintage Photographs of the Old West - From Legends' Photo Print Shop, you'll find hundreds of vintage images of the Old West that can be ordered in prints or downloaded for commercial use. Providing dramatic glimpses into the rich heritage of the American West, see famous characters including notorious outlaws and lawmen, cowboys and trailblazers, and more; transportation including covered wagons and stagecoaches; Saloons, Gambling & Women; Westward Expansion, and everything in between.

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