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  • Permelia “Grandma” Curtis (Hubbard) (1807 - 1903)
    TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL (Topeka, Kansas) Sept. 5, 1903 DEATH CALLED A GOOD WOMAN Mrs Permelia Curtis, who been at the point of death for the last three weeks, died at 6:05 pm yesterday at the Curtis h...
  • Oliver Perry Goodwin (1830 - 1907)
    Oliver Perry Goodwin was a complex man with many interests and skills and an amazing career in the Early US West. He was a photographer and Postmaster, a Oregon Trail guide and many other interesting j...
  • John Murrell ("Great Western Land Pirate") (1806 - 1844)
    ) John Andrews Murrell (1806 – November 21, 1844), the "Great Western Land Pirate" also known as John A. Murrell and commonly spelled as Murel and Murrel, was a bandit and criminal operating in the...
  • LTC Edward Wanshaer Wynkoop (1836 - 1891)
    Edward Wanshaer Wynkoop = "founder of the city of Denver, Colorado; In 1866, Wynkoop became an Indian agent for the Southern Cheyennes and Arapaho, resigning in December 1868 in protest of the destruct...
  • Arthur Mills Mackey (1847 - 1912)
    In the mid-1880s and early-1890s, Arthur Mills Mackey lived in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. He was an attorney and practiced with his well-known law partner, Samuel Newitt Wood. In that capacity, ...

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



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


  • 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

Indian Raids - Native American or American Indian Raids



  • 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.