Read about the lives and deaths of fearless, famous lawmen such as bass reeves, and pat garrett; learn about the dauntless women who blazed new paths for their sex in medicine, entertainment, Chalk Beeson, journalism, Bill Tilghman, and voting rights; and discover the intriguing facts and myths that continue to circulate about these and other infamous characters long after their grave markers have become worn down or simply lost to time.
Tales Behind the Tombstones: The Deaths And Burials Of The Old West’s Most Nefarious Outlaws, Notorious Women, And Celebrated LawmenTwoDot #ad - Readers will learn the story behind calamity jane's wish to be buried next to Wild Bill Hickok, discover how and where the Earp brothers came to be buried, and visit the sites of tombs long forgotten while legends have lived on. Tales behind the tombstones tells the stories behind the deaths or supposed deaths and burials of the Old West's most nefarious outlaws, notorious women, and celebrated lawmen.
Wicked Women: Notorious, Mischievous, and Wayward Ladies from the Old WestTwoDot #ad - Prostitutes and female gamblers hoped to capitalize on the vices of the intrepid pioneers. This collection of short, action-filled stories of the old west’s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women by award-winning Western history author Chris Enss offers a glimpse into Western Women’s experience that's less sunbonnets and more six-shooters.
During the late nineteenth century, while men were settling the new frontier and rushing off to the latest boom towns, women of easy virtue found wicked lives west of the Mississippi when they followed fortune hunters seeking gold and land in an unsettled territory. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem, distraction, it will include famous names like Belle Starr and Big Nose Kate, and highway robbery, murder, as well as lesser known characters.
Haunted Old West: Phantom Cowboys, Spirit-Filled Saloons, Mystical Mine Camps, And Spectral IndiansGlobe Pequot Press #ad - If you dare! Grab a copy. Haunted old west is the petrifyingly perfect collection for any campfire gathering. From romance and robberies to cowboys and Indians, curious mysteries, the Old West is filled with phenomenal happenings, and ghastly ghosts that are sure to send a chill down any spine.
Boudoirs to Brothels: The Intimate World of Wild West WomenFarcounty Press #ad - Once "fallen" or widowed, a woman had few options and almost none that were socially acceptable. Illustrated with rare historical photographs, Boudoirs to Brothels: The Intimate World of Wild West Women takes you inside the dark, dangerous lives of 18 madams and working girls. Many turned to the red light district to survive.
Come peek between the covers for an intimate look at the lives of women of the Old West.
Lady Was a Gambler: True Stories of Notorious Women of the Old WestTwoDot #ad - Amidst mining camps, cow towns, desolate landscapes and filthy boomtowns were a succession of women who survived dangerous gambling games against ruthless rowdy men whose pride was staked on always having the upper hand. Their legacy had almost disappeared, but the recent surge in poker players coast to coast and the growth of gambling demanded that these real women, be remembered for the true adventurers, at long last, and winners, they made of themselves.
Chris enss is an award-winning screenwriter and author whose books include Buffalo Gals and How the West Was Worn. In the first book of its kind, author Chris Enss presents an action-filled true portrait of fifteen notorious women gamblers from the Old West. Enss describes the settings, as well as the popular games of the times: Poker, Monte, and the stakes, Faro, Dice, Chuck-A-Luck, Craps, with vintage photographs, and Fan Tan, among them.
Lady Was a Gambler: True Stories of Notorious Women of the Old West #ad - She lives in Grass Valley, California. Among those profiled are: “poker” alice ivers, the west's hottest twenty-one dealer; and Lottie Deno, the finest player bar none from Deadwood to Tombstone; Eleanora Dumont, the beautiful faro dealer who gambled all the way from Texas to Alaska.
National Geographic The Old WestNational Geographic #ad - Lavishly illustrated with vivid photographs and intricate maps, cowboys, the book is brimming with outlaws, railroad barons, Indians, miners, and more. The characters of the Old West come alive in these dazzling pages, capturing the imagination and inspiring exploration. Natl Geographic Society. This definitive history of the american west is full of legendary tales of tragedy and triumph, from Lewis and Clark’s epic 1803 expedition to the showmanship of Buffalo Bill.
. Exciting, dramatic, and entertaining, this unforgettable book honors the colorful history of our nation’s past. Travel with fur traders and trappers through the pacific northwest; read accounts of brave pioneers heading west along the Oregon Trail; see 19th century technology progress as the golden spike connects the East and West coasts; and watch the rise and myth-building of the American cowboy unfold.
Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the American West Bedside ReaderFarcountry Press #ad - Women. He dispels many of the myths about these female outlaws, for sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Meet kate bender, including children, the only woman to participate in a Wild Bunch train robbery; and Madam Vestal, who brutally murdered as many as thirty people in Kansas, and buried them in her family’s orchard; Laura Bullion, a one-time Confederate spy who organized the famous Deadwood stagecoach robberies.
Michael Rutter. Drawing on fact and folklore, hopes, author and historian Michael Rutter brings 21 gun-slinging "bad girls to" life—and explores their motives, and dreams. Features 42 evocative historical photographs· Covers serial killers, gold thieves, bank robbers, and morePlease visit us at FarcountryPress.
Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the American West Bedside Reader #ad - Com for more information and more titles in the Bedside Reader Series! Natl Geographic Society. Women in history. Meet these fascinating characters, their knives and knaves, complete with their pistols and petticoats, their vices and victims. Witness the execution of Elizabeth Potts and Ellen Watson, the first women hanged in Nevada and Wyoming.
. Featuring forty-two historical images, Bedside Book of Bad Girls sheds light on figures and events often shrouded in fabrication and fantasy.
Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old WestTwoDot #ad - Though they were sometimes literally showered with gold, their personal lives were often marked by tragedy and unhappiness. Michael Rutter. Soon, theatres popped up in tents and then auditoriums and playhouses were built where operas, arias, singers, and Shakespeare were performed by brave actors, dancers, and daredevils who were lured by the call of the West.
Women in history. Many of the most popular women entertainers of the mid-and late-1800s performed in the boomtowns that dotted the West, drawn by the same desire for riches that took miners and merchants there, and bringing a variety of talents and programs. The gold rush west was dotted with mining boomtowns and bustling new cities that sprang up overnight around strikes.
Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West #ad - Women. Fortunes were made and lost daily, saloons, and gambling dens, brothels, and dance halls thrived, lawlessness was commonplace, but after a while the miners and merchants began to long for more polished amusements. Natl Geographic Society. These stories reveal the entertaining side, but also some of the hardship of the American West.
Love Lessons from the Old West: Wisdom From Wild WomenTwoDot #ad - Michael Rutter. Learn the story behind the charming performer Lotta Crabtree’s heartaches. Meet agnes lake hickok, the intrepid wife of Wild Bill Hickok and learn about the last love letter he sent before being dealt the dead man’s hand. Women. Women in history. Natl Geographic Society. From calamity jane’s relentless pursuit of wild bill hickok to Emma Walters, who gave it all up for the dashing Bat Masterson—and learned to regret it, these romantic stories from the Old West are still familiar and entertaining to readers today.
This collection features the lessons learned by and from the antics of the women who shaped the West. And discover the tale of the dashing Kit Carson and his beautiful bride.