Custer Battlefield Museum

custer-battlefield-museumAfter his victory at Washita, a buckskin-clad Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer felt undaunted in his role of frontier Indian fighter.

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Deadwood Drama

deadwood-theatre-deadwood-dramaThe touring troupe would always remember that 1870s night in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, when Calamity Jane came to see them perform:

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O Homo

O-HomoIn the summer of 1891, one of Tombstone’s most infamous characters showed up in town without a gun, without a name and without clothes. That’s right, without clothes. Except for a skull cap and crude leather sandals, this handsome, blue-eyed stranger—six feet tall, slightly bearded, of fine physique and intelligent bearing—was entirely naked. He also had a darn good tan.

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The Long Arm of the Law

long-arm-of-lawEnforcing the law in the early West was a vocation for stout, fearless men.

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The Lone Ranger Luggage Fiasco

Lone-ranger_clayton-moore_collectable-costumeOn Christmas Eve in 1986, Clayton Moore flew into Houston, Texas, and discovered his luggage was lost, an unfortunate, but rather commonplace, event at airports. But then his bag could not be found.

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