THE BIRD CAGE THEATRE - TOMBSTONE ARIZONA
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Bathing did not occur on a daily basis in the wild west. In fact, some believe that bathing could make
you sick! Needless to say, this led to a stinky situation. Women bathed at home, and by “Bathed” we
mean they wiped themselves down with a cloth and a pitcher of water.
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Before Mexicans, these Chinese railway workers made $1 a day when white workers made about $2.50.
They also had to personally move their own camps and get their own food, while this was all
provided for the white workers.
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One of the most successful cavalry regiments on the Confederate side of the Civil War was Terry’s Texas Rangers. The regiment was formed in 1861 and was involved in at least 275 engagements until it was finally dissolved in 1865.
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One of the most famous female outlaws in the wild west was Belle Starr. Her real name was Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr and her family called her May. She rode sidesaddle with 2 pistols and was killed in 1889. Her murder is unsolved to this day.
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Before his defeat at the Battle of Little Big Horn, while he was still a Lieutenant Colonel, George Custer rode with his crew to the Black Hills of South Dakota in search of a location for a fort.
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Born in 1840, Bloody Bill became the leader of the gang, Quantrill’s Raiders, during the Civil War (on the Confederate side). He had a lot of pent up rage and slaughtered Union soldiers whenever he could. On one occasion, he killed 20 soldiers with his gang and then massacred another 100.
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