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The Old West  Often referred to as the Wild West, the Old West encompasses the period after the Civil War, the rest of the 1800's, and the early part of the 20th century. During this time, thousands of pioneers pushed their way westward in search of land, better lives, gold and silver, and sometimes, to escape the law. Geographically, the "Old West" generally applies to those states west of the Mississippi River.

Jesse Woodson James (September 1847 – April was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer

Jesse James - was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Already a celebrity when he was alive, he became a legendary figure of the Wild West  Born 9-5, 1847 Kearney, Missouri, U.S. Died April 3, 1882 (aged 34)   St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S. killed by Robert Ford

Jesse Woodson James (September 1847 – April was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang.

(1837-76) Born in Troy Grove, near Ottawa, Illinois, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok took part in the Kansas struggle preceding the Civil War, was a driver of the Butterfield stage line, and gained fame as a gunfighter. He served as a Union scout in the Civil War and afterwards became deputy United States Marshal at Fort Riley (1866), Marshal of Hays, Kansas (1869), and Marshal of Abilene (1871). His reputation as a marksman in desperate encounters with outlaws made him a frontier legend.

Born in Troy Grove, near Ottawa, Illinois, James Butler "Wild Bill"…

The James Younger Gang was infamous in the late 19th century. Learn more about them on our blog! http://www.openroadmedia.com/blog/2013-06-13/Ron-Hansen-and-the-Assassination-of-Jesse-James

The Myths and Legends of Robbers Cave: A tale of Jesse James explores both the history of Robbers Cave and the people associated with it. This article covers its early days as an outlaw hideout, the Robbers Cave experiment, and the cave's modern use.

Jesse James ~ Jesse was many things, including being a sometimes kind man, a dapper dresser, and a prankish charmer, he was also a cold-blooded murderer, robber, horse thief, racist, and terrorist

The tintype picture, owned by a farming family in rural Washington, is thought to have been taken not long before Robert Ford shot dead notorious outlaw Jesse James in

Jesse James. Jesse and his brother Frank were Confederate guerrillas in Missouri during the Civil War.

Jesse James: The Confederate Guerrilla

Jesse James and his brother Frank James were Confederate guerrillas in Missouri during the Civil War.

Butch Cassidy, a vastly misunderstood guy

1897 Old West Outlaw BUTCH CASSIDY When I worked at Wyo. we were moving to the new pen and we found the plate for this!

Parents of Frank and Jesse James-- my g-grandmother talked of her family living nearby them. ms

Parents of Frank and Jesse James. His mother taught school at Decatur Nebraska at one time.

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