Category: Western History

Wyoming History Fun Facts

WYOMING HISTORY FUN FACTS By no means does this cover all the interesting information about my beloved state, but there are a few quirky fun things to read about here.  We never traveled much when we were kids, (too many of us…

Oregon Trail Ruts

Oregon Trail Ruts Sign Rawhide Gifts and Gallery

    I hadn’t been to the Oregon Trail Ruts since I was about 16 and I had actually forgotten what they looked like. And I had also forgotten how deep those ruts were as well. It’s impressive to see how…

Legend of the Rawhide

Legend of the Rawhide, Rawhide Buttes-Lusk, Wyoming Dickson, Arthur Jerome: “Covered wagon days, a journey across the plains in the sixties, and Pioneer days in the northwest: from the private journals of Albert Jerome Dickson”, Cleveland, The Arthur H. Clark…

Gun Holster Origins

Where Did the Western Holster Come From? A History of the Western Leather Gun Holster Origins Madeleine Jacobs (source P. Spangenberger, True West Magazine 2008) There is still, undeniably, a fascination with western culture and memorabilia. As a young lady…

Legend of Devil’s Tower

Devil's Tower

  Courtesy Wyoming Tourism. org As with many places, there is usually a story behind the mystery behind the fact. Devil’s Tower is no different. Like many people in their home states, they travel out of state to visit unusual…