Arrows of the Wild West
Despite the proverb that existed in the Wild West: “God created people, and Mr. Colt called them equal”, the most popular among the bandits and among the representatives of the…

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The Jesse Myth
At the end of the war, Edwards chose not to give up the Yankees and fled to Mexico, from where he returned only after the passions had subsided. Having become…

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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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The new cowboy tradition

The new cowboy tradition made its way into the big world in two directions: Western films and heavily undervalued Western novels, which for many foreigners were the same as detectives today. Their occurrence was caused by the invention of the “new” American West. We will not discuss it here, I will only cite as an example the leader of the British mining union, a militant member of the Methodist church, after whose death in 1930 he left some money and a huge collection of Zein Gray’s novels. Continue reading

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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Real cowboys
There were also the protection of the wagons of immigrants from the attacking Indians, the attack of criminals on the stage coach or the robbery of the train. More than…

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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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Songs of a Cheerful Cowboy
Not ignored by the sculptors and horses, the main assistants of the cowboys. Particularly impressive is the spectacle of the “Blue Mustang”, a giant figure of 32 feet high and…

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