Category: Western History

Wyoming History Fun Facts

WYOMING HISTORY FUN FACTS By no means does this cover all the interesting information about my beloved state, but there are a few quirky fun things to read about here.  We never traveled much when we were kids, (too many of us…

Oregon Trail Ruts

    I hadn’t been to the Oregon Trail Ruts since I was about 16 and I had actually forgotten what they looked like. And I had also forgotten how deep those ruts were as well. It’s impressive to see how…

Legend of the Rawhide

Legend of the Rawhide, Rawhide Buttes-Lusk, Wyoming Dickson, Arthur Jerome: “Covered wagon days, a journey across the plains in the sixties, and Pioneer days in the northwest: from the private journals of Albert Jerome Dickson”, Cleveland, The Arthur H. Clark…

Gun Holster Origins

Where Did the Western Holster Come From? A History of the Western Leather Gun Holster Origins Madeleine Jacobs (source P. Spangenberger, True West Magazine 2008) There is still, undeniably, a fascination with western culture and memorabilia. As a young lady…

Legend of Devil’s Tower

Devil's Tower

  Courtesy Wyoming Tourism. org As with many places, there is usually a story behind the mystery behind the fact. Devil’s Tower is no different. Like many people in their home states, they travel out of state to visit unusual…