Where Legend Meets History, Remembering the Real Lone Ranger

The legends and mythology that originated in the American West have captured the imagination of generations. Some of those stories have actual historical figures as their inspiration. The History Guy remembers Bass Reeves, John Reynolds Hughes, and more forgotten history of the Wild West. It is history that deserves to be remembered!

Butch Cassidy, The Sundance Kid, and Etta Place: Part 1

On February 20, 1901, three Americans boarded a steamship from New York bound for Argentina. The circumstances that drove the famous outlaws of the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and their mysterious companion Etta Place, to leave the country are not quite what the movies portray. It is a moment of Wild WestContinue reading “Butch Cassidy, The Sundance Kid, and Etta Place: Part 1”

The Great Royal Buffalo Hunt of 1872

The History Guy remembers when diplomacy, buffalo and champagne, highlight the meeting of two American legends and a grand duke of Russia. It was an early example of U.S. and Russian diplomacy and history that deserves to be remembered. The History Guy uses images that are in the Public Domain. As photographs of actual eventsContinue reading “The Great Royal Buffalo Hunt of 1872”

Killer Miller, Cowboy Hitman

The History Guy remembers Jim “Killer” Miller, also called “the cowboy hitman” and possibly the worst man in the Wild West. The episode does discuss acts of violence in the American West. All events are described for educational purposes and are presented in historical context. The History Guy uses images that are in the PublicContinue reading “Killer Miller, Cowboy Hitman”

Big Nose Kate, more than Doc Holliday’s woman

Mary Katherine Horony, also known as ‘Big Nose Kate’, was more than just a beautiful woman who was associated with some of the most dangerous men in the Wild West, including Doc Holliday. Her history deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public DomainContinue reading “Big Nose Kate, more than Doc Holliday’s woman”

Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp: Wyatt Earp’s Common Law Wife

Josephine Marcus Earp was Wyatt Earp’s common-law wife for more than forty years. Yet her story, especially her time in Tombstone, is still shrouded in mystery. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As images of actual events are sometimesContinue reading “Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp: Wyatt Earp’s Common Law Wife”