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Curtis Darling mentioned a community in Kern County, California, called Millux: "Named for the Henry Miller and Charles Lux partnership. Th…

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The Origin of the name "Buffalo Soldiers"

The second theory is closer to the truth for the name of the "Buffalo Soldiers" given on the True West blog site. The origin of their name…

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Curtis Darling mentioned Fellows, Kern County, California: "Established in 1910 following the drilling of Widway Gusher 2-6 which blew in N…

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1873 brawl/gunfight in Hays Kansas

Started by Tony Fazzini

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Tie-down Holsters

I seem to recall a long discussion here about tie-down holsters, and most came on the side of tie-down holsters being a Hollywood invention…

Started by David Lambert

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Val Kilmer as Billy the Kid, 1989 film

Watched this last night. It was pretty good. Kilmer has something done to his teeth to give him Billy's "bucktooth" apperance. From wikipe…

Started by Stan H

0 Apr 17

Mr. Myagi said that you always use greater force against itself.

Maybe the way to get Billy McCarty the pardon he was promised by the Governor, isn't by making the case that Billy got the promise and test…

Started by Brian Keith O'Hara

1 Apr 15
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For a good many years, the fatal train robbery that occurred at Adair, Iowa, in 1873, has been touted as the work of the James-Younger Gang…

Started by Margaret-Anne Moore

3 Apr 14
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Don Miller mentioned Pilot Hill in his book on California's ghost towns: "Pilot Hill was a camp that never really made it. John C. Fremont…

Started by Margaret-Anne Moore

2 Apr 13
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Donald Miller mentions Timbuctoo: "Timbuctoo may have been named for a black minet who was the first to pan for gold in the area. Because t…

Started by Margaret-Anne Moore

12 Apr 13
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