Historical Accounts of American History

Mushroom Towns of the American West – By Randall Parrish, book excerpt, The Great Plains: The Romance of Western American Exploration, Warfare, and Settlement, 1527-1870; 1907.

My Friend Wyatt Earp – By Bat Masterson, who wrote a series of articles for Human Life magazine in 1907 and 1908.

The Mysterious Signal – By Cy Warmann, book excerpt, The Last Spike And Other Railroad Stories, 1906

Native American Medicine Men & Healing Practices – by Frederick Webb Hodge, 1906

Nevada Mining Tales – Historical text written in 1891 by William Daugherty, for the Reno Evening Gazette. Includes a number of stories including Alva Gould – Discoverer of the Gould & Curry Mine, Celebrating the Fourth in Boom Towns, Honest Miner To a Poker-Playing Politician, Old Tom – A Typical Mining Camp Character, and more.

A Nice Gang Of Assassins – Newspaper account of the Lee Gang arrested and arriving at Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1885.

Old Fort Atkinson – By Addison Erwin Sheldon, book excerpt,  History and Stories of Nebraska, 1913.

Federal Soldiers of the Civil War

Federal Soldiers of the Civil War

Soldiering Begins in the American West – By Edward Sylvester Ellis, book excerpt, The Indian Wars of the United States, 1892.

Some American Riders – By Colonel Theodore Ayrault Dodge, Harper’s Magazine, July 1891.

Some Freaks of Fate – By John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady, book excerpt, Danger Signals, first published in 1898.

Some Remarkable Women in Pennsylvania & Kentucky – By William Worthington Fowler, 1877.

Spotted Tail – Warrior, Chief & Negotiator – By Charles A. Eastman, book excerpt, Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains, 1918.

St. Louis Area Legends & Folklore – By Charles M. Skinner, book excerpt,  Myths, and Legends of Our Own Land, 1896.

The Stevens County War – By Emerson Hough, book excerpt, The Story of the Outlaw; A Study of the Western Desperado, 1907.

Storied Waters of Oregon – By Charles M. Skinner, book excerpt,  Myths and Legends of Our Own Land, 1896.

The Story of Russian Bill – New York Times, 1883.

Struggle For Possession of the West – The First Emigrants – By Randall Parrish, book excerpt, The Great Plains: The Romance of Western American Exploration, Warfare, and Settlement, 1527-1870; 1907.

Tales of the Overland Stage in Nevada – Historical text written in 1891 by William Daugherty, for the Reno Evening Gazette. Includes a number of stories.

Tales of the Santa Fe Trail – By Colonel Henry Inman, book excerpt, The Old Santa Fe Trail, 1898.

Tombstone, Arizona Historical Accounts – From miscellaneous newspapers, actual testimonies, letters, and book excerpts.

Tom Cypher’s Phantom Engine – By the Seattle Press-Times, January 10, 1892.

Trading Posts and Their Stories – By Colonel Henry Inman and William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, book excerpt, The Old Santa Fe Trail, 1898.

Train Robbers of Arizona – By James Harvey McClintock, book excerpt, Arizona: The Youngest State, 1913.

Triggerfingeritis – By Edgar Beecher Bronson, book excerpt, The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier, 1910.

Trappers, Traders & Pathfinders – By Randall Parrish, book excerpt, The Great Plains: The Romance of Western American Exploration, Warfare, and Settlement, 1527-1870; 1907.

The Valenzuela Gang – By James Harvey McClintock, book excerpt, Arizona: The Youngest State, 1913.

Vigilantes and Bad Men of Arizona – By James Harvey McClintock, book excerpt, Arizona: The Youngest State, 1913.

Vigilantes of California, Idaho, & Montana – By John W. Clampitt, who wrote this article for Harper’s Monthly Magazine, Volume 83, Issue 495, August 1891

Wild Bill – By George Ward Nichols, Harper’s Monthly Magazine, February 1867.

Woman As A Pioneer – By William Worthington Fowler, book excerpt, Woman On The American Frontier: A Valuable And Authentic History, 1877.

Women in the Army – By William Worthington Fowler, book excerpt, Woman On The American Frontier: A Valuable And Authentic History, 1877.

Women in the Homestead – By William Worthington Fowler, book excerpt, Woman On The American Frontier: A Valuable And Authentic History, 1877.

The Yellowstone Tragedy – By Charles M. Skinner, book excerpt,  Myths, and Legends of Our Own Land, 1896.

 

Note: These historic texts are generally not verbatim, as we have taken the liberty of correcting errors, such as misspellings, dates, incorrect names, etc., as well as making format changes, and in some cases, replacing archaic words, in order to make the text more readable to the modern reader. We have also replaced a number of offensive terms. Additionally, some articles have been truncated.

 

Compiled and edited by Kathy Weiser/Legends of America, updated January 2018.

 

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