Rare minutes of rest at the ranch
He was taken to Lincoln, accompanied by heavy security. Lawyers feared that someone would try to save Billy, but there was no one to save him - all his close…

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Who is a cowboy
If you ask the first comer “Who is a cowboy?”, Then in 99% of 100 you will hear a very short and firm answer: “A tough guy riding a horse,…

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Cowboys and Wild West Indians
On the very hot day of June 12, the equally hot annual Wild Western Festival was held for the fifth time in the Mozhaisk District of the Moscow Region on…

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in reality they were

Not a single chance!

Another myth was fighters who shot at the same time from two revolvers, never missing their victims. To begin with, even wearing two revolvers, each four pounds in weight, was very tiring, and few did. And at the same time it was almost impossible to shoot accurately from them. Equally impossible was accurate shooting from a hip revolver, so popular in Hollywood westerns.

In westerns you can often see how the hero, like a real circus performer, turns a revolver on his finger, after which he accurately hits his opponents. This is another fiction of American cinema. As we saw above, to hit the target from revolvers of the late 19th century was not easy, even aiming well, and even after such juggling is generally impossible. In the 1920s, a certain enthusiast placed an advertisement in numerous newspapers and magazines in which he offered to pay $ 1,000 – huge money for those times – to anyone who could turn a revolver and then get out of it even from the smallest, most ridiculous distance . The money remained unpaid. Continue reading

Finest hour
At first, the horse was the prerogative of only new settlers and no one, not even the friendliest Indians and their leaders, was allowed to approach it. Until 1528, a…

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Wild West Show
After losing the election in November, Hickcock took off the sheriff's star and left Hayes. But this city did not seem to let him go. Wild Bill returned to Haze…

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Mastering the Wild West
An advertisement with a cowboy smoking a cigarette with a filter and claiming that the cigarette filter does not affect the taste of tobacco was presented to the clients. This…

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Cowboys and Wild West Indians
On the very hot day of June 12, the equally hot annual Wild Western Festival was held for the fifth time in the Mozhaisk District of the Moscow Region on…

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