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The old West

This gallery is to remember the bold people who settled the Western U.S. After 1840 people came West in droves. Soldiers Miners,farmers,shopkeepers, gamblers, gun slingers all pushed across the hostile land. Women and lastly families folowed Dreams were big on the frontier.
The men hoped for fortunes, but for those early women the avenues were very limited. On the frontier the ratio of women to men in 1840 was 2 to 100. The only lucrative industry for women was prostitution, alcholic beverages or laundry. The new businesmen served community needs
The original residents at the time were native people (Indians) They were were killed or driven from their homes to make way for European migrants in our own version of Ethnic cleansing.
After the Civil War (1865)many displaced soldiers came west to seek fortunes by honest and some in not such honest ways.
I'd like to introduce you to some of these people and a few off their current offspring. This may becone a massive album. Perhaps as big as Western history/ or maybe not.
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Baby Doe Tabor.jpg
Baby Doe Tabor.jpg
A real cowboy.JPG
A real cowboy.JPG
 Old cowboys never die theyjust sit on fences.JPG
Old cowboys never die theyjust sit on fences.JPG
Jolly Wyoming Rancher.jpg
Jolly Wyoming Rancher.jpg
Indian dancers.jpg
Indian dancers.jpg
The Guardian one.jpg
The Guardian one.jpg
tribal Indians .jpg
tribal Indians .jpg
Pueblo girl.jpg
Pueblo girl.jpg
Kiksoblu-Angelina Duwamish tribe.jpg
Kiksoblu-Angelina Duwamish tribe.jpg
Geronimo Last Free Indian.jpg
Geronimo Last Free Indian.jpg
Gone .jpg
Gone .jpg
Prarie Scout.jpg
Prarie Scout.jpg
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