British Reforms and Colonial Resistance – After the French & Indian War, the British began to tax the American colonists, who rebelled.
Establishing the Georgia Colony – In the 1730s, England founded the last of its colonies in North America — Georgia, established by James Oglethorpe.
Virginia’s Early Relations With Native Americans – The Indians living in the area where Jamestown, Virginia was settled were alternately friendly and hostile.
The Great Wagon Road of the East – The Great Wagon Road, also called the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, was the primary route for the early settlement of the Southern United States.
The Industrial Revolution in America – The Industrial Revolution would transform America into a powerhouse of manufacturing and opportunity, and transformed the lives of Americans.
Immigration – Challenges For New Americans – The United States has been shaped by people from many nations, as thousands of immigrants made their way to America. Not all were welcome.
Cullen Montgomery Baker – A Very Bad Man – Cullen Montgomery Baker was a mean, cold-blooded, and ruthless killer who left a long trail of bodies across the American Frontier.
Richard “Dick” Broadwell – Richard ‘Dick’ Broadwell, also known as Texas Jack, was a member of the Dalton Gang who was killed in Coffeyville, Kansas on October 5, 1892.
Jim Anderson – James ‘Jim’ Anderson was a brother to William ‘Bloody Bill’ Anderson, the famous Missouri Bushwhacker and Confederate guerilla in the Civil War.
Wolcott’s Regulators of Wyoming – One of the most feared bands of gunfighters and outlaws in Wyoming were Wolcott’s Regulators, who preyed on homesteaders in 1892 leaving dead bodies behind.
Silva’s White Caps – A Vicious Outlaw Gang of New Mexico – Silva’s White Caps, also called La Sociedad de Bandidos and Forty Bandits were a mafia-like group that operated in Las Vegas, New Mexico from 1879 to 1893.
Seven Rivers Warriors of New Mexico – The Seven Rivers Warriors were made up mostly of small-time ranchers from the Seven Rivers area of Lincoln County, New Mexico that operated in the 1870s.
The James Gang of Missouri – The James Gang was an outlaw band led by Jesse James who robbed stagecoaches, stores, and trains throughout the Midwest from 1879 to 1882, after the demise of the James-Younger gang.
Marion Hedgepeth – A Dapper Outlaw – Marion Hedgepeth, also known as the ‘Handsome Bandit,’ was a dapper dressing outlaw train robber, hired gun, and killer in the American West. He would also play a key role in bringing down notorious serial killer H.H. Holmes.
Dr. Thomas J. Hodges – California Outlaw – Thomas J. Hodges, who was also known as Tom Bell, and the ‘Outlaw Doc’ was a physician, stagecoach robber, and leader of an outlaw gang in California.
Etta Place – Hanging With the Sundance Kid – Etta Place was involved with the Sundance Kid and was a “member” of the Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch.
Sarah A. Bowman – Camp Follower of the American West – Sarah A. Bowman, who earned the moniker the “Great Western,” was a Madame, cook, businesswoman, nurse, wife, and mother who made her way around the Old West.
The Alaska Triangle – Disappearing Into Thin Air – The Alaska Triangle, sometimes called Alaska’s Bermuda Triangle, is a place in the untouched wilderness where mystery lingers and people go missing.
Women of the Klondike Gold Rush – Courageous women from all walks of life joined the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898. They were laborers, wives, entrepreneurs, and gold miners.
Kate Carmack – Discovering Gold in the Klondike – The first woman of the Klondike Gold Rush was Shaaw Tláa, also known as Kate Carmack. She was one of the original discoverers of the gold.
Harriet “Ma” Pullen – Entrepreneur of Skagway, Alaska – Harriet ‘Ma’ Pullen was a wife, mother, entrepreneur, horse team driver, and hotelier that made her way to Skagway, Alaska in 1897 during the gold rush.
Shady Ladies of the Klondike – Courageous women from all walks of life joined the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1998, but, many of these women in Skagway, Alaska were prostitutes.
Dyea, Alaska – Ghost Town of the Klondike Gold Rush – Dyea, Alaska was a frenzied boomtown during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898, but today it is a complete ghost town.
Skagway, Alaska – Jumping Off to the Klondike – Once having a population of nearly 10,000 people, Skagway, Alaska grew to prominence during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897.
Klondike Gold Rush, Alaska – The Klondike Gold Rush ushered in an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899.
Kennecott Mine and Mill Town, Alaska – The Kennecott Mines and mill town are an abandoned copper mine operation and ghost town in Alaska that together, form a National Historic Landmark District.
Top 7 Tips for Taking and Editing Photos of Historical Sites – by Anna Hicks – Here are some tips for getting the best photos while exploring America’s historic places.
North Carolina in the Civil War – After the Civil War began, North Carolina joined the Confederacy with some reluctance on May 20, 1861. It was the second-to-last state to leave the Union.
The Civil War in West Virginia – After the Civil War began in 1861, the state of Virginia split in its loyalties and eventually split into two states – Virginia & West Virginia.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia – Harpers Ferry is a historic town located in the lower Shenandoah Valley of Jefferson County, West Virginia. It is a National Park today.
John Brown’s Fort, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia – The structure now called John Brown’s Fort in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia was built in 1848 as a fire engine and guard house for the U.S. Armory.
November Newsletter – Native American Heritage Month, Veterans Day, Specials and more in this month edition of our newsletter.
Fort Kissimmee, Florida – Ghost Town & Military Post – Fort Kissimmee was both a military post and a settlement in Highlands County, Florida. Both are gone today.
Teihiihan – The Little Cannibals of the Plains – Dreaded figures in the lore of the Plains Indians were the Teihiihan who were cannibal dwarves that were incredibly strong, aggressive, and bloodthirsty
Giants in West Virginia – In many of the ancient burial mounds of West Virginia, a number of “giants” have been found, as well as other places in the state.
Duhare – Irish “Indians” in South Carolina? – Living near the Chicora people in South Carolina and Georgia, was the Duhare tribe who were predecessors of the Creek Indian tribe.
The Adena Culture of the Northeast – From the years of about 1000 B.C. to about 1 A.D. the Adena people were a group of well-organized societies that lived in the northeast United States.
Specter Moose of Maine – In 1891, an extremely large white moose was first seen in Maine by a hunting guide who was working around Lobster Lake. Numerous reports would follow.
October Newsletter – Fall is in the air as we get into the ‘spirit’ of the season.
Navajo Skinwalkers – Witches of the Southwest – In the Navajo culture, a skinwalker is a type of harmful witch who has the ability to turn into, possess, or disguise themselves as an animal.
Skinwalker Ranch of Uintah County, Utah – Located in the Uintah Basin in northeast Utah, the Skinwalker Ranch, also known as Sherman Ranch and the UFO Ranch, is filled with myths and mysteries.
The Queen Mary: A Haunting Like No Other – Author Paula Bates explores the haunting, and only officially sanctioned paranormal investigation, of the famous Queen Mary Ocean Liner.
Famous Female Shooters of the Wild West – There were many famous women who staked their claim and helped write the history of the wild west. Here are just three of them. (Submitted by Concealment Express)