Old West Daily Reader

“I wasn’t the leader of any gang. I was for Billy all the time.”
Billy the Kid, after being captured at Stinking Springs.
(December 12, 1880)
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R.W. "Doc" Boyle - Old West Daily Reader“Trailhead to the Old West!”™

Old West Daily Reader
A calendar-based way
of enjoying the history of the
Great American Wild West.
collection of word-bytes about the past. Historical hors d’ oeuvres intended to be enjoyed on their own merit, or to psyche you up to go out and find more of this complex and wonderful story.
Over 3,000 pages of AD-FREE,
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Just for fun pages

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52 approximately six minute Podcasts, one for each week of the year.
At least one event from the Old West for each day of the year!

Native American Tribes
This is a large, uncompleted, complicated, ever-growing section!
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  History Riders™ kid cowboy photos.
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Old West Daily Reader
“Trailhead to the Old West!”™

Here it is folks, a high quality site with the story of the Wild West, the information you want, and NO ADVERTISING! Your everyday companion for a succinct insight into Western History. Friend of every cowgirl or cowboy, real or wanna-be. A valuable and useful primer of Old West research for any purpose: students, teachers, re-enactors, writers, speakers, hobbyists, historians and more. Start your trail into Western History with Old West Daily Reader. One of the most interesting and educational Western sites on the web!

Resources and Features: – Benefits of an annual subscription

Notations on this site in Red, are live links…

WEEKS: A daily dose of what happened in the Historic West on that date.  Fifty-two weeks, 366 days, 2,000+ entries outlining the PLAYERS, the people, places and events that helped create the “Truth” and the mythos of the Old West. (see Navigation Panel – page right)
PLAYERS:  An alphabetic listing of every person, place or event (5,000+) noted in WEEKS, cross-referenced in such a way that it’s easy to turn up related facts and stories. (see Navigation Panel – page right)
Timelines for 70+ major players (more to come)
Quotes: 11 sections, featuring comments from some of The Players and many others.
The Originals: 12 Sections of things Western: Battlefields & Massacres (2 sub-sections), Entertainment in the Old West (4 sub-sections), Expeditions, Gunfighter Statistics (& occupations), Indian Tribes, Outlaw Gangs Index (78), Range Wars & Feuds, Resources & Hazards (10 sub-sections), Trade in the Old West (2 sub-sections), Trails, Rodeos – Wild West Shows & Theater, Western Forts and Trading Posts.
The Pretenders: The Western Movies, TV and Radio Shows that help us remember and keep it alive. (see also: Young Guns in the FREE FEATURES, noted above)
Photo Gallery: 19 Sections of Old West Photos: mine, yours and those found in the Public Domain. A large selection of fine antique Western firearms from Reader Contributors!
Just for Fun Pages: Thirteen Sections from around Old West Daily Reader. There’s plenty of material where one can dig for facts. These pages are part of the attempt to use those facts to facilitate a bit of a different mind set. Maybe a view from a different peak? This little line shack size library is just an easy relaxin’ way to view some of the incredible, amazing History of the American Old West and do just that. Free Reading Special started 12/15/2018 thru 01/18/2019 – Try it!
A large References section: to help you go beyond the information available in OWDR if you wish to do so.

Ongoing additions to all of the above, including contributions from subscribers,
which are reviewed and added to OWDR, with recognition.

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Parents Take Notice! Old West Daily Reader is not edited for young children. The Old West is described as it was; rough and raw around the edges. Please read Old West Daily Reader‘s short  Primer for Parents.

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