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Jesse James was really not a good guy&more fascinating facts about the Wild West.  When asked to picture the Wild West, most people are likely to call up a scene from a Hollywood movie—gun-slinging cowboys, crazy shootouts, and nefarious villains. The real American West, however, was not nearly so exciting or violent as the big screen portrayal. In fact, there are many facets of the Wild West that are incorrectly represented in our media.

Jesse James was really not a good guy&more fascinating facts about the Wild West. When asked to picture the Wild West, most people are likely to call up a scene from a Hollywood movie—gun-slinging cowboys, crazy shootouts, and nefarious villains. The real American West, however, was not nearly so exciting or violent as the big screen portrayal. In fact, there are many facets of the Wild West that are incorrectly represented in our media.

DRED SCOTT, an Enslaved person, taken by his Master from a Slave State, into a "Free Territory", filed a suite claiming that because he had lived on 'free soil' he was entitled to his Freedom. Though the Supreme Court ruled against Scott citing that people of African descent and their descendants were not protected by the Constitution and could never be citizens and thus could not sue in federal court; the case inflamed the national debate over Slavery in the years leading up to the Civil…

DRED SCOTT, an Enslaved person, taken by his Master from a Slave State, into a "Free Territory", filed a suite claiming that because he had lived on 'free soil' he was entitled to his Freedom. Though the Supreme Court ruled against Scott citing that people of African descent and their descendants were not protected by the Constitution and could never be citizens and thus could not sue in federal court; the case inflamed the national debate over Slavery in the years leading up to the Civil…

The written history of Los Angeles city and county begins with a small Mexican town that changed little in the three decades after 1848, when California became part of the United States. Much greater changes were to come from the completion of the Santa Fe railroad line from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1885. Immigrants flooded in, especially white Protestants from the Midwest. LA had a strong economic base in farming, oil, tourism, real estate and movies. It grew rapidly with many suburban…

The written history of Los Angeles city and county begins with a small Mexican town that changed little in the three decades after 1848, when California became part of the United States. Much greater changes were to come from the completion of the Santa Fe railroad line from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1885. Immigrants flooded in, especially white Protestants from the Midwest. LA had a strong economic base in farming, oil, tourism, real estate and movies. It grew rapidly with many suburban…

The written history of Los Angeles city and county begins with a small Mexican town that changed little in the three decades after 1848, when California became part of the United States. Much greater changes were to come from the completion of the Santa Fe railroad line from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1885. Immigrants flooded in, especially white Protestants from the Midwest. LA had a strong economic base in farming, oil, tourism, real estate and movies. It grew rapidly with many suburban…

The written history of Los Angeles city and county begins with a small Mexican town that changed little in the three decades after 1848, when California became part of the United States. Much greater changes were to come from the completion of the Santa Fe railroad line from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1885. Immigrants flooded in, especially white Protestants from the Midwest. LA had a strong economic base in farming, oil, tourism, real estate and movies. It grew rapidly with many suburban…

New Mexico History Museum Fort Marez (Marcy) and La Parroquia, Santa Fe. An early view of New Mexico scenery from shortly after the United States took the territory from Mexico; from Lt. Emory's report 1848, "Notes of a Military Reconnaissance from Fort Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, California"

New Mexico History Museum Fort Marez (Marcy) and La Parroquia, Santa Fe. An early view of New Mexico scenery from shortly after the United States took the territory from Mexico; from Lt. Emory's report 1848, "Notes of a Military Reconnaissance from Fort Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, California"

The written history of Los Angeles city and county begins with a small Mexican town that changed little in the three decades after 1848, when California became part of the United States. Much greater changes were to come from the completion of the Santa Fe railroad line from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1885. Immigrants flooded in, especially white Protestants from the Midwest. LA had a strong economic base in farming, oil, tourism, real estate and movies. It grew rapidly with many suburban…

The written history of Los Angeles city and county begins with a small Mexican town that changed little in the three decades after 1848, when California became part of the United States. Much greater changes were to come from the completion of the Santa Fe railroad line from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1885. Immigrants flooded in, especially white Protestants from the Midwest. LA had a strong economic base in farming, oil, tourism, real estate and movies. It grew rapidly with many suburban…

California Foundry History Institute

California Foundry History Institute

On February 10, 1848, the Senate approved a treaty that led to California and much of the Southwest joining the United States. But the man who negotiated the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was promptl...

On February 10, 1848, the Senate approved a treaty that led to California and much of the Southwest joining the United States. But the man who negotiated the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was promptl...

The Prairie Schooner was the first choice for long-distance family travel across the American prairies in the 1800s. The discovery of gold in California in 1848 and the 1862 Homestead Act sent many daring souls in the eastern United States on a 2000 mile adventure into the west, and he primary choice of transportation for pioneer families and fortune hunters was a practical one: a cloth-covered wagon.

The Prairie Schooner was the first choice for long-distance family travel across the American prairies in the 1800s. The discovery of gold in California in 1848 and the 1862 Homestead Act sent many daring souls in the eastern United States on a 2000 mile adventure into the west, and he primary choice of transportation for pioneer families and fortune hunters was a practical one: a cloth-covered wagon.

Facts, information and articles about Mexican American War, an event of Westward Expansion from the Wild West Mexican American War Facts Date April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848 Location Texas, New Mexico, California, Northern, Central and Eastern Mexico, Mexico City Generals/Commanders United States: Zachary Taylor, Stephen W. Kearney and Winfield Scot Mexico: Antonio Lopez [...]

Facts, information and articles about Mexican American War, an event of Westward Expansion from the Wild West Mexican American War Facts Date April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848 Location Texas, New Mexico, California, Northern, Central and Eastern Mexico, Mexico City Generals/Commanders United States: Zachary Taylor, Stephen W. Kearney and Winfield Scot Mexico: Antonio Lopez [...]