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…

Continue reading →

Last cowboys
Cowboy culture was born in the 1800s and, thanks to its isolation, has become a completely unique, distinctive culture. Hawaiian cowboys have their own music, rituals and language. Recent years…

Continue reading →

The guy from the Marlboro commercial.
The present re-invention of the tradition of the West as a mass phenomenon that captured American politics is the product of the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan eras. And of…

Continue reading →

nobody in the city treated

Arrows of the Wild West

A senseless, brutal attack shocked America. The newspaper men attacked the Pinkerton, calling them child killers, monsters in the guise of a man, attacking defenseless women. Allan Pinkerton dodged, as if trying to convince the public that his people were not there at all and therefore could not drop bombs, but no one believed him. Moreover, one of the attackers in a hurry dropped a pistol engraved with the abbreviation “P.G.G.” – “Pinkerton Government Guard.”

Many years later, historians managed to find documents confirming that everything was done on the orders of the head of the agency. In a letter from Allan Pinkerton, stored today in the archives of the Library of Congress, we read: “By all means destroy the house, wipe it off the face of the earth.” The authorities knew about Pinkerton’s involvement, but he had too many friends at the top, and the perpetrators went unpunished. Only one of the participants in those sad events paid for the deed – John Askew, then recruited by Kicks to spy on James’ house, was shot dead in the courtyard of his house. Continue reading

The birth of a legend
But the most expensive part of the toilet was the boots. As a rule, they were made of cowhide, and were made to order. They had a high sloping heel,…

...

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…

...

American cowboy
Corpus has published a book by the British historian Eric Hobsbaum. Analyzing the most diverse trends in art and social thought, from classical music to the artistic avant-garde of the…

...

Brutal beauties in hats
Brutal beauties in hats, with careless cigarettes in the corner of their mouth, hung with rings, a lasso and riding on tamed mustangs - this is how we imagine cowboys,…

...