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Vol. 1 - No. 1 April, 2019 Nooseletter Home SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Sometimes, the Best Man For the Job is a Woman
Western stagecoach companies were big business in the latter half of the 19th century. In addition to passengers and freight, stages hauled gold and silver bullion as well as mining company payrolls.

Stage robbery was a constant danger and bandits employed many strategies to ambush a stagecoach. Thieves rarely met with much resistance from stage drivers, since they had passenger safety foremost in mind. The gang was usually after the Wells Fargo money box with its valuable contents. Passengers were seldom hurt, but they were certainly relieved of their cash, watches and jewelry.

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As the West entered into the 1880's there was a tremendous amount of prejudice against the Chinese who had been brought to the West to build the railroad. Ten years earlier Denver, Colorado had encouraged the Chinese to come there in the hopes of relieving the labor shortage conditions.

Although by 1880 there were less than 300 predominately male Chinese in Denver, The Rocky Mountain News maintained that because of their ever growing numbers, "white men would starve and women would be forced into...

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7 Strange Tales From
the Wild West
The old Wild West is the stuff of legends: Gunslingers robbing banks and trains. Cowboys on long cattle drives. Gold and silver rushes.

Dinosaurs, UFOs, feral camels, and giant cannibals probably don’t come to mind.

But every time period has its strange stories, and the Wild West is no different. Some of those stories are exactly what you’d expect, while others are surprisingly modern.

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15 Broad-Brimmed Facts
About Stetson Hats
In 1860, an ailing East Coast hat maker named John Batterson Stetson headed west to mine for gold. He didn’t strike it rich, but he ended up with something much more valuable: the design for the first commercially successful cowboy hat. In the decades that followed, the John B. Stetson Company defined the look of the American cowboy. And as the...
Western Slang,
Lingo & Phrases

Ever wonder what some of them thar’ words mean when you’re reading an Old West novel, watching a historic movie, or maybe even digging through your grandparents old letters? Well, here’s a guide to help!

Interesting Facts
About the Old West
We’ve all seen movies that depict the Old West. Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and Roy Rogers and his trusty mount, Trigger have all taught us about cattle rustlers, cowboys and One Eyed Jacks. But what if Trigger had been a camel?

Here are several interesting facts that you may not know.

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The first Waffle House? - circa 1900-1916. The Two Girls Waffle House was located in the tent city on the north side of Ship Creek in what is now Anchorage, Alaska.
The first Waffle House? - circa 1900-1916. The Two Girls Waffle House was located in the tent city on the north side of Ship Creek in what is now Anchorage, Alaska.

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