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  • Henry Lewis Pittock (1835 - 1919)
    Henry Lewis Pittock (March 1, 1835 – January 28, 1919) was an Oregon (U.S.) pioneer, newspaper editor, publisher, and wood and paper magnate. He was active in Republican politics and Portland,...
  • Samuel Prescott Hildreth (1783 - 1863)
    Samuel Prescott Hildreth (1783–1863) was a pioneer physician, scientist, and historian, authoring numerous scientific and historical works. His history books are largely based on first-person ...
  • Gen. Fielding Loury (1781 - 1848)
    Fielding Loury, legislator and general, was born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, March 13th, 1781, and died in Dayton, Ohio, October 7th, 1848. He came to Cincinnati about the year 1802, and in june...
  • Augustus B. Woodward (1774 - 1827)
    Augustus Brevoort Woodward (born Elias Brevoort Woodward in November 1774, died July 12, 1827) was the first Chief Justice of the Michigan Territory. In that position, he played a prominent role in t...
  • Brig. General Adam "Stovepipe" Johnson (CSA) (1834 - 1922)
    ) Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson (February 6, 1834 – October 20, 1922) was an antebellum Western frontiersman and later an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War...

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.

Notable people of the American Old West

Artists

Explorers

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

Entertainers

  • Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter and Performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows
  • Nan Aspinwall Expert horsewoman, lariatist and sharpshooter, and oriental dancer, "Princess Omene"

First Settlers

Lawmen

Outlaws

  • 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

Politicians

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

Soldiers

  • 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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