Wild West

TRACKING PROGRESS

westward emigration—already going strong among Northerners and Southerners, including former slaves—received a boost with the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. The “Last Spike” (or “Golden Spike”) ceremony on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory, was certainly worth commemorating then and now, 150 years later. The uniting of the nation via the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads was a long time in coming. As early as the

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de Wild West

Wild West5 min de lecture
If These Bones Could Talk
In the 1941 Western They Died With Their Boots On, set between 1857 and ’76, Anthony Quinn wore a bone breastplate playing Crazy Horse opposite Errol Flynn’s George Armstrong Custer. Lakota extras in the 1955 film Chief Crazy Horse, starring Victor M
Wild West1 min de lecture
Visit Our Website For Online Extras
WildWestMag.com The how and why Colorado cattle barons hired killer Tom Horn near the turn of the 20th century is revealed in Linda’s Wommack’s article, which originally appeared in the June 2019 Wild West and earned the Wild West History Association
Wild West2 min de lecture
Behind The 601
Although the name “601” was shrouded in secrecy, Territorial Enterprise reporter Alfred Doten thought he had the answer. “It is known that the [vigilance committee] members were all successively numbered on joining the organization,” he noted in his