Was the Wild West really wild? The Wild West that we are familiar with from films and TV is a hugely exaggerated version of how the west actually was. The vast majority of men in the West were actually just hardworking farmers, who had gone to improve their lives. They would go for weeks without […]
Red is for outlaws, grey is for lawmen
Notes: His Hopes and Ambitions • To make money by finding gold• To provide for his family back home• To find a solution to all his problems Difficulties he encountered on the journey • Tough terrain – bad roads, dust, desert conditions in the Rockies, rivers to cross • Problems with horses – going lame, […]
The California Gold Rush was sparked by the discovery of gold in the Sacramento Valley on January 24, 1848.
June 4th 1866 I was woken up today by the snorting of the cattle, who were already being herded into groups. The men were eager to move on, as we were almost at the end of the route. I just wanted to lie there, but the sun burning through my eyelids forced me to wearily […]
Hat Hats were lightweight and large, but made of tough, long-lasting, material. There were wide brims to protect cowboys from heat, overhanging brush, rain and hail and shield their eyes from the sun. They had deep crowns so the hats stayed on their heads when riding fast. The style was famously created by John B. […]