When America began its movement into the vast West, the saloon was right behind, or more likely, ever-present. Though places like Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico already held a few Mexican cantinas, they were far and few between until the many saloons of the West began to sprout up wherever the pioneers established a settlement or where trails crossed. Read more about Saloons in the American West
The Old West
Did You Know?
Wild Bill Hickok
James Butler Hickok, better known as “Wild Bill“, was wagon master, soldier, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor who was famous in the American West. He was murdered over a card game in Deadwood, South Dakota, August 2, 1876.
Read about Wild Bill Hickok & the Deadman’s Hand
More great tidbits of Old West History in our Frontier Facts & Trivia
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Prairie du Chien – Fur Trading Mecca
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 1830
Prairie du Chien, as the western terminus of the Fox-Wisconsin portage, was a vital station on the route between Canada and the vast French-claimed heartland of North America. For more than a century the settlement was a base for French commercial exploitation of the entire region west of the Great Lakes. Read more Here
Journey through America’s Destinations here.
Native American Medicine bags, Edward S. Curtis 1910. Click for prints, downloads and products.
A Native American medicine bag or medicine bundle is a container for items believed to protect or give spiritual powers to its owner. Varying in size, it could be small enough to wear around the neck or it could be a large bag with a long strap called a “bandolier.” Read More…
From Tribes and Heros to Myths and Medicine. Explore all that is Native American here.
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For years afterward, wild camels continued to be spied roaming in the desert, especially in southern Arizona. Along with these real sightings, a number of legends and tales began regarding these ugly beasts of burden. The most popular is the tale of a camel known as the Red Ghost. Read about Ghost Camels in the American Southwest.
Venture into the unknown with our Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries.
Off Beat Roadside Attractions, Trivia, & More
Roadside stops, strange statues, larger than life items, gimmicky signs, quirky architecture — popping up along America’s roads and highways, often bring drivers to a screeching halt, a quick turn around, or, at the very least, an expletive — “what in the hell was that?” Adventure into the Quirky HERE.
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Event Highlights: Hattiesburg
Voters deserve a real choice. Jo spoke in Hattiesburg over the weekend, about schools, war, and more. Here are the highlights from Saturday! #LetHerSpeak
Posted by Jo Jorgensen on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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