Ed McGivern

by Marie Hoyer From 1924 through 1940, there lived in Lewistown a humble man with no outstanding traits of face, size, or physical form. His main occupation was a sign painter, a craft he learned [...]

The Life and Legacy of Buffalo Bill

William Frederick Cody was many things in his lifetime. He was a Pony Express rider, a hunter, a soldier in the Union Army, a civilian scout during the Indian Wars, and most famously, he was a [...]


Doc Holliday A decade prior to the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, “Doc” John Henry Holliday was graduating with a degree in dentistry. No sooner had he set up practice in Atlanta, than he was [...]

Teddy Blue Abbott

E.C. “Teddy Blue” Abbott went on his first trail drive at the age of ten. At that time, he was living with his parents in Nebraska and helped his father herd cattle home from Texas. The Civil War [...]


By Hope Good Deadwood has been synonymous with the Wild West. From its early days as a lawless gold camp to its transformation into a model Victorian community and a modern center of commerce and [...]

Kid Curry and the Wild Bunch

Before he became a murderous outlaw, Kid Curry was a young Montana Cowboy. In 1894, he was ranching with his brother and a friend in what is now Phillips County when local lawman/miner Powell [...]

Charlie Russell in the Wild West

In 1864, Russell was born in Missouri, far from the Wild West. He came from a wealthy family that owned a manufacturing business, and though his future seemed secure in it, Russell’s interests [...]