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Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States.
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An adjutant general is a military chief administrative officer.
The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.
The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American westward expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last mainland territories as states in 1912.
The American Indian Wars, or Indian Wars, were the multiple conflicts between American settlers or the United States government and the native peoples of North America from the time of earliest colonial settlement until 1924.
Ben Thompson (November 2, 1843–March 11, 1884) was a gunman, gambler, and sometimes lawman of the Old West.
Bijou Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
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Bison hunting (hunting of the American bison, also commonly known as the American buffalo) was an activity fundamental to the economy and society of the Plains Indians peoples who inhabited the vast grasslands on the Interior Plains of North America, prior to the animal's near-extinction in the late nineteenth century.
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The Black Hills (Ȟe Sápa in Lakota, Moʼȯhta-voʼhonáaeva in Cheyenne, awaxaawi shiibisha in Hidatsa) are a small, isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming, United States.
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The Black Hills Pioneer (first published as the Black Hills Weekly Pioneer) is a newspaper published in Spearfish, South Dakota.
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman.
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Martha Jane Canary or Cannary (May 1, 1852 – August 1, 1903), better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman and professional scout, known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, and fighting for Indians.
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Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound with the formula CaCO3.
Cavalry draw is a method used to extract a pistol from a holster, which is designed to carry the pistol butt-forward.
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Charles Scribner's Sons, or simply Scribner's or Scribner, is an American publisher based in New York City, known for publishing American authors including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Thomas Wolfe, George Santayana, John Clellon Holmes, and Edith Wharton.
Charles H. Utter (Colorado Charlie) (b. near Niagara Falls, New York, around 1838 – death unknown after 1912) was an early figure in the American Wild West, best known as a great friend and companion of Wild Bill Hickok.
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The Cheyenne are one of the groups of indigenous people of the Great Plains and their language is of the Algonquian language family.
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Cheyenne (Arapaho: Hítesííno'óowú') is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County.
The cinnamon bear (Ursus americanus cinnamomum) is a color phase of the American black bear, native to Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, and British Columbia.
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Colorado is a U.S. state encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
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The U.S State of Colorado includes the headwaters of several important rivers.
A comic book or comicbook, also called comic magazine or simply comic, is a publication that consists of comics art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes.
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The Confederate States Army was the military ground force of the Confederate States of America, also known as the "Confederacy", while the Confederacy existed during the American Civil War.
The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was a confederation of secessionist American states existing from 1861 to 1865.
The Territory of Dakota was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 2, 1861, until November 2, 1889, when the final extent of the reduced territory was split and admitted to the Union as the states of North and South Dakota.
Davis Kasey "Little Dave" Tutt (1836 – July 21, 1865) was an Old West gambler and former soldier, best remembered for being killed during the Wild Bill Hickok – Davis Tutt shootout of 1865, which launched Wild Bill Hickok to fame as a gunfighter.
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The makeup of poker's dead man's hand has varied through the years.
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Deadwood (Lakota: Owáyasuta; "To approve or confirm things") is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County.
Dime novel, though it has a specific meaning, has also become a catch-all term for several different (but related) forms of late 19th-century and early 20th-century U.S. popular fiction, including "true" dime novels, story papers, five- and ten-cent weekly libraries, "thick book" reprints, and sometimes even early pulp magazines.
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Double jeopardy is a procedural defence that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction.
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A duel is an arranged engagement in combat between two individuals, with matched weapons in accordance with agreed-upon rules.
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Ellis County (county code EL) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas.
Ellsworth County (county code EW) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas.
Fairbury is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Nebraska, United States.
A folk hero or national hero is a type of hero–real, fictional or mythological–with the sole salient characteristic being the imprinting of his or her name, personality and deeds in the popular consciousness of a people.
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Fort Harker, located in Kanopolis, Kansas, was an active military installation of the United States Army from November 17, 1866 to October 5, 1872.
Fort Laramie (originally founded as Fort William and then known for a while as Fort John) was a significant 19th century trading post and diplomatic site located at the confluence of the Laramie River and the North Platte River in the upper Platte River Valley in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Wyoming.
Fort Lyon, first named Fort Wise, has served in Colorado as a United States Army fort, a sanatorium, a neuropsychiatry facility, and a minimum security prison.
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Fort Riley North is a census-designated place (CDP) that covers part of Fort Riley, a US Army installation in Geary and Riley counties in the U.S. state of Kansas.
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods.
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George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars.
George Ward Nichols (June 21, 1831 - September 15, 1885) was an American journalist known as the creator of the legend of Wild Bill Hickok.
Glaucoma is a term for a group of eye disorders which result in damage to the optic nerve.
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Gunfighter and gunslinger are literary words used historically to refer to men in the American Old West who had gained a reputation of being dangerous with a gun and had participated in gunfights and shootouts.
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A handgun is a firearm designed to be handheld, in either one or both hands.
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Harper's Magazine (also called Harper's) is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts.
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States.
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A historic site or heritage site is an official location where pieces of political, military, cultural, or social history have been preserved due to their cultural heritage value.
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An idiom (idioma, "special property", from ἰδίωμα – idíōma, "special feature, special phrasing, a peculiarity", f. ἴδιος – ídios, "one’s own") is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning.
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Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States.
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The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency is a governmental agency of the U.S. state of Illinois.
Independence is the fourth-largest city in the state of Missouri.
An Indian reservation is a legal designation for an area of land managed by a Native American tribe under the US Bureau of Indian Affairs, rather than the state governments of the United States in which they are physically located.
An IOU (abbreviated from the phrase "I owe you") is usually an informal document acknowledging debt.
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John "Jack" McCall (1852 or 1853 – March 1, 1877), also known as "Crooked Nose Jack" or "Broken Nose Jack", was the murderer of Old West legend Wild Bill Hickok, shooting him from behind while he played poker at Nuttal & Mann's Saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory on August 2, 1876.
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James Henry Lane also known as Jim Lane (June 22, 1814 – July 11, 1866) was a partisan during the Bleeding Kansas period that immediately preceded the American Civil War.
James Lane may refer to.
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Jayhawkers is a term that came to prominence just before the American Civil War in Bleeding Kansas, where it was adopted by militant bands affiliated with the free-state cause.
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John Benjamin Sanborn (December 5, 1826 – May 6, 1904) was a lawyer, politician, and soldier from the state of New Hampshire who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
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John Robinson (1576 – 1625) was the pastor of the "Pilgrim Fathers" before they left on the Mayflower.
Johnny Reb or Johnny Rebel is the national personification of the Southern states of the United States, or less generally, the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
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Johnson County (county code JO) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas.
The Territory of Kansas was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854, until January 29, 1861, when the eastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the state of Kansas.
Kessinger Publishing LLC is an American print-on-demand publishing company located in Whitefish, Montana that specializes in rare, out of print books.
Leander Pease Richardson (February 28, 1856 – February 2, 1918) was an American journalist, playwright, theatrical writer and author.
Leavenworth is the largest city in and the county seat of Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States.
Lenexa is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
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Lincoln County (standard abbreviation: LC) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas.
A marksman, or sharpshooter, is a person who is skilled in precision shooting, using projectile weapons, usually with a rifle but most commonly with a designated marksman rifle or a special application rifle, to shoot at long range targets.
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Marshal (also spelled marshall, esp. in British English) is a term used in several official titles in various branches of society.
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The supposed McCanles Gang or McCandless Gang was known as an outlaw gang in the early 1860s that was wanted for alleged train robbery, murder, bank robbery, cattle rustling, and horse theft.
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Monticello Township is a former township in northwest Johnson County, Kansas.
Mount Moriah Cemetery on Mount Moriah in Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota is the burial place of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock, and other notable figures of the Wild West.
In the United States, Native Americans are considered to be people whose pre-Columbian ancestors were indigenous to the lands within the nation's modern boundaries.
The Nebraska State Historical Society is a Nebraska state agency, founded in 1878 to "encourage historical research and inquiry, spread historical information...
The Territory of Nebraska was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854, until March 1, 1867, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Nebraska.
Niagara Falls (Cayuga: Gahnawehtaˀ or Tgahnawęhtaˀ) is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York.
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A noose is a loop at the end of a rope in which the knot slides to make the loop collapsible.
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North Dakota (locally) is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.
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Nuttal & Mann’s was a saloon located in Deadwood, southern Dakota Territory.
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Ophthalmia (also called ophthalmitis) is inflammation of the eye.
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In geology, petrifaction or petrification is the process by which organic material is converted into a fossil through the replacement of the original material and the filling of the original pore spaces with minerals.
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Phil Coe (1839–1871), was a soldier, and Old West gambler and businessman from Texas.
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Poker is a family of gambling card games involving betting and individual play, whereby the winner is determined by the ranks and combinations of players' cards, some of which remain hidden until the end of the game.
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The Poker Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of professional poker in the United States.
The Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, mail, and small packages from St. Joseph, Missouri, across the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada to Sacramento, California, by horseback, using a series of relay stations.
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A Provost Marshal is a title given to a person in charge of a group of military police (MP).
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The road agent's spin, also known as the "Curly Bill spin" (after Curly Bill Brocius) or the "Border roll", was a gunfighting maneuver first identified in the days of the Old West.
Rock Creek Station was a stagecoach and Pony Express station in southeastern Nebraska, near the present-day village of Endicott.
Santa Fe ((Tewa: Ogha Po'oge, Yootó) is the capital of the state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and is the seat of. Santa Fe, founded in 1610, is the oldest capital city in the United States and the oldest city in New Mexico. Santa Fe (meaning "holy faith" in Spanish) had a population of 69,204 in 2012. It is the principal city of a Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Santa Fe County and is part of the larger Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas Combined Statistical Area. The city's full name when founded was La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís ("The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi").
Sedalia is a city located about south of the Missouri River at the intersection of U.S. Routes 50 and 65 in Pettis County, Missouri.
Sempronius Hamilton Boyd (May 28, 1828 – June 22, 1894) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, judge and teacher from Missouri.
A shootout is a gun battle between armed groups.
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Smith & Wesson (S&W) is a manufacturer of firearms in the United States.
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South Dakota (locally) is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States.
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Springfield is the third largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County.
A stagecoach is a type of covered wagon used to carry passengers and goods inside.
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John Baker Omohundro (July 26, 1846 – June 28, 1880), also known as "Texas Jack," was a frontier scout, actor, and cowboy.
Texas State University is a state university located in San Marcos, Texas, United States.
The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
Thomas James Smith, known as Tom "Bear River" Smith (12 June 1830 - 2 November 1870), was a town marshal of Old West cattle town Abilene, Kansas, who was killed and decapitated in the line of duty.
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Topeka (Kansa: Tó Pee Kuh) is the capital city of the State of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County.
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A tourist attraction is a place of interest where tourists visit, typically for its inherent or exhibited natural or cultural value, historical significance, natural or built beauty, offering leisure, adventure and amusement.
Troy Grove is a village in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States.
The Union Army was the land force that fought for the Union during the American Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865.
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The Utah War (1857–1858), also known as the Utah Expedition, Utah Campaign, Buchanan's Blunder,Poll, Richard D., and Ralph W. Hansen.
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Wild Bill Hickok Memorial is a state historic site operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States.
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Yankton is a city in, and the county seat of, Yankton County, South Dakota, United States.
The 10th Cavalry Regiment is a unit of the United States Army.
The 7th Cavalry Regiment is a United States Army cavalry regiment formed in 1866.