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Here is a large selection of quotes from and about the Great American Wild West. We hear from those of the times and our times as well, commenting on the west itself and the events and characters which/who made it happen. Not always kind or true, but each new nugget offers us another piece of the puzzle towards a better understanding of how we came to view the phenomenon as we do and why it still intrigues us today.
by and about one the most enigmatic figures of the Old West
Artists, writers, promoters & politicians, some of ’em had an axe to grind, some were just spoutin’ off. Some of them told the truth of the times.
Commerce, Industry, Mining and Transportation
Politics & The Law
Not all of ’em were silent…
Rough business, but a few of ’em managed to die of old age.
Quotes By and About Gunfighters
Sam Bass Quotes
Lincoln County War Quotes
Little Archie Clement Quotes
Dr. George Goodfellow Quotes
Boone Helm Quotes
Jesse James Quotes
Ketchum Gang Quotes
Broken Nose Jack McCall Quotes
Print Olive Quotes
Pistol Pete Quotes
Tombstone Era Quotes
Wild Bill Hickok Quotes
What They Said…
Words from the man himself…
White quotes about the Indians; for and against…
Then from the Indians themselves…
A curious mix of tough guy and nostalgia.
Just the quotes…
These are pretty much self-explanatory.
Most of ’em still pretty good…
Advice from Others
Olde Tyme Wisdom
The Cowboy Code
How to ride the Old Time Coaches…
Pinkerton Code of Conduct
Five is probably better…
the last word… Epitaphs
From the ladies and about ’em.
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