American West

America's Western Heritage of the 19th Century.

Billy Breakenridge

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/billy-breakenridge 22nd Sep 2021 - Born in 1846 (Wisconsin), William Breakenridge was an unusual figure in American Western History. A Teamster, Railroad Official, Soldier, Lawman and f …

David Mathers

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/david-mathers 14th Aug 2021 - David Mather - also known as ''Mysterious Dave'', was born in Connecticut in 1851. The Son of a Sea Captain – Dave saw little of His Father. Upo …

Los Angeles Rangers

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/los-angeles-rangers 10th Aug 2021 - The Los Angeles ''Rangers'' were among the first Law Enforcement Agencies founded in Los Angeles County, California (US). Established in 1852, The Ran …

''Boothill''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/boothill 31st Jul 2021 - The term ''Boothill'' is rather indicative to The United States and it's ''Wild West'' lore and legend. The name ''Boothill'' is derived from a common …

The Earp Vendetta Ride

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-earp-vendetta-ride 31st Jul 2021 -   Perhaps not as infamous as The Gunfight at The OK Coral, the so named ''Earp Vendetta Ride'' was just as bloody and just as storied in American …

''Jeremiah'' Johnson

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/jeremiah-johnson 31st Jul 2021 - The American West is full of Legend and Myth about just about every place and every person it seems. Possibly no class illicits as much of both that t …

William Cody's Remington ''Rolling Block'' Rifle

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/william-codys-remington-rolling-block-rifle 31st Jul 2021 - William Cody as we have seen, was the ''Master'' Showman of The American West. In the mid-1870s to the early 20th Century, His ''Traveling Wild West S …

GA Custers M1853 Sharps .44 Caliber Rifle

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/ga-custers-m1853-sharps-44-caliber-rifle 31st Jul 2021 - George Armstrong Custer is another name that is forever etched into the annals of American Western History. The one time Hero of The American Civil Wa …

Annie Oakley's S&W #3 .44 Caliber Revolver

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/annie-oakleys-sw-3-44-caliber-pistol 31st Jul 2021 - Another ''Legend of The West'' was Annie Oakley. Born Phoebe Ann Mosey in Ohio (1860), She would become one of the very few female Pistol Shot Experts …

Jeremiah Johnson's .50 Caliber Hawkin Rifle

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/jeremiah-johnsons-50-caliber-hawkin-rifle 31st Jul 2021 -   As we have seen, John ''Jeremiah'' Johnson was a well known Mountain Man of the American West of the 19th Century. His exploits as Hunter, Trap …

Rose Dunn

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/rose-dunn 31st Jul 2021 - Rose Dunn would later be known better as The ''Rose of Cimarron'' – but in the beginning of Her life, Rose was a poor girl from a poor Family of …

The ''Hounds'' Gang

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-hounds-gang 31st Jul 2021 - The ''Hounds'' Gang was an organized criminal organization that operated in and around The City of San Francisco (California). With the discovery of v …