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  • Rachel Snowden (1831 - 1898)
    The Rachel Snowden Corral , a non profit "dedicated to fun and scholarship related to the American West," is named for the first woman pioneer of Omaha, Nebraska - Rachel Snowden . Rachel Snowden ...
  • William P. Snowden (1825 - 1909)
    On August 5, 1854, " ... a man named William P. Snowden and his good wife rowed across the Missouri from a place called Kanesville and became the first permanent white settlers of the fur-trading post ...
  • Elfego Baca (1865 - 1945)
    Links Find A Grave Wikipedia
  • Jean Baptiste "Pompey" Charbonneau (1805 - 1866)
    They called Jean-Baptiste "Pompey" which meant "Little Chief". Pompey was sent to Europe to be educated as he had been promised by Captain Clark. It is said he fathered a child in Europe but the child ...
  • Sir William George Drummond-Stewart, 19th of Grandtully, 7th Baronet (1795 - 1871)
    Biographical Summary " Sir William Drummond Stewart , born 26th December 1795, nineteenth of Grandtully, and seveth baronet. Married, in May 1830, Christian Stewart. Issue one son." SOURCE: Red...

Designed to capture contributors and participants in America's expansion westward from the east coast. Including politicians, newsmen, explorers, founding fathers, frontiersmen, mountainmen, railroadmen, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, etc.

Notables of the American Old West



  • Sacajawea, Shoshone guide and interpreter during the Lewis and Clark expedition


  • Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter and Performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows

First Settlers



  • Bill Dalton - Wild Bunch Gang, Dalton Gang
  • Grat Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Bob Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Em Dalton - Dalton Gang
  • Bill Doolin - Dalton Gang, Oklahombres Gang
  • Black Bart - Robbed Wells Fargo Co alone.
  • Wes Hardin - Killer, expert shooter
  • Cherokee Bill - Cook Gang
  • Butch Cassidy - Wild Bunch Gang
  • Black Jack Ketchum - Ketchum Gang
  • Sam Ketchum - Ketchum Gang
  • Calamity Jane was a frontierswoman and professional scout best known for her claim of being a close friend of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Native Americans.
  • Laura Bullion, was an outlaw and a member of the Wild Bunch
  • Rose Dunn, was an outlaw
  • Pearl Hart, was an outlaw
  • Etta Place, was a bank robber
  • Lillian Smith, was a sharpshooter
  • Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw


  • Sam Houston, Won at the battle of San Jacinto, was Texas State's first senator


  • General Ranald Mackenzie aka "Bad Hand" was a soldier who fought in the Civil War, earning the name "Three Fingers" or "Bad Hand." Following the war he served with great distinction in the Indian wars.

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