Gang jesse james
Jesse James was born on September 5, 1847 in County Clay, Missouri. He did not remember his father, Robert James. When the boy was two years old, gold was found…

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Movie heroes and their prototypes: the Hollywood myth about cowboys turned out to be far from reality
Elements of a cowboy image: hat, scarf, plaid shirt The dashing heroes from American Westerns, scorching from two-handed colts, are nothing more than fiction, another Hollywood myth that significantly distorts…

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Millstones of fate of Billy Kid
If the famous sheriff Pat Garrett and some other people who knew him would not have left their written memories of him, we would never have known that in childhood…

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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 royal decree was generally in effect, forbidding them to mount a horse. But time passed. The horses began to steal or beat in battle. Sometimes, when entire colonial settlements were slaughtered, the horses panicked into the forest. Soon the Indians mastered horse riding and firearms. Continue reading

Cowboy

Cowboy (cowboy) (English cowboy, from cow – “cow” and boy – “guy”) – the name used in the Wild West of the United States in relation to the herdsmen of cattle. The era of the cowboys began in 1865, when it was necessary to drive into the hijacking of the gigantic wild herds of bulls, mainly in the territory of Texas. This era ended about twenty years later. About a third of the cowboys were non-blacks who had been freed after the civil war, but had neither work nor property. Another third of the cowboys were Mexicans and a third – the descendants of immigrants from Europe. Continue reading

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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Hackers of the Wild West
Dashing guys who fired from the Colts to the right and left, drunk to pieces and arranging a riot in the saloons - such a screen image of a cowboy…

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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…

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Сowboy tradition
It so happened that the unprecedented popularity of Winnethe (the first volume of the trilogy was written in 1893) coincided with the discovery (or creation) of the idealized cowboy of…

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