True Western Towns

Let Freedom Ring!

TWT_Lawrence-KS_Sen-James-Henry-Lane_QuantillWilliam Quantrill addressed his ragtag army on the evening of August 20, 1863. “Boys, this is a hazardous ride, and there is a chance we will all be annihilated.”

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Gold & Gambling

TWT_Deadwood-1888-wild-billTwice Wild Bill Hickok asked to change seats with Charlie Rich at the poker table. Twice he refused.

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Twain is Born

Reno-nevada-Central-Pacific-Railroad-donner-familyFranklin Graves lay dying.

On Christmas Day, 1846, he called his 19-year-old daughter, Mary, to his side. “You have to do whatever you can to stay alive,” he told her.

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Where Cody Lives

TWT_buffalo-bill-home-nebraskaThe railroads may have built North Platte, but it was the Old West’s most renowned showman who put the Nebraska town on the map.

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Tombstone, Arizona

TWT_Tomstone-stage-coach_ok-corralTombstone got its start when Ed Schieffelin set out to prospect the desolate hills east of the San Pedro River in 1877. Friends, worried about his safety, tried to talk him out of it. Army Scout Al Sieber supposedly told him point-blank that the “only rock you’ll find out there will be your own tombstone.”

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