The Real Wild
West

by Bob Buckle

Bob Buckle is a professional folk singer living in Hoylake, England. He has been interested in the history of the Old West for more than fifty-five years, and has spent much of his free time travelling that area and talking to the older people that live there.

This website is his personal look at the stories, folklore and legends that make up the real history of the Wild West. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments.

Tombstone

Tombstone Edward Lawrence Schieffelin was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania in 1847. Ed’s father moved to Rogue Valley, Oregon in the ...
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The Chisholm Trail and the Cow Towns

The Chisholm Trail and the Cow Towns Lieutenant Colonel William H. Emory Lieutenant Colonel William H. Emory was the first ...
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Why Did Custer Lose the Battle of the Little Bighorn?

Why did Custer Lose The Battle of the Little Bighorn? That’s a question that has been asked time and again ...
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The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker

The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker In 1825 a little girl was born in Crawford County Illinois, who was christened ...
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Red Cloud’s War -or- the Fetterman Massacre

Red Cloud’s War -or- The Fetterman Massacre Gold was discovered in Adler Gulch, Montana in 1862, which turned out to ...
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Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid Henry McCarthy’s Early Life Henry McCarty or McCarthy, who later in his short life was to become ...
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The Life & Times of Jesse James

The Life & Times of Jesse James Jesse James: the name resounds down through western history; the Robin Hood of ...
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Commodore Perry Owens

Commodore Perry Owens A man with a gunfighter's instincts and Hollywood looks. Commodore Perry Owens was born in Hawkins County, ...
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Basse Reeves – The First Black Deputy Marshal West of the Mississippi

Basse Reeves - The First Black Deputy Marshal West of the Mississippi This is the story of one of the ...
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