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Wild, Wild West

USA
89.2k votersBeautiful Old Photos Of Life In The Real Wild WestIn the late 1800s, the prospects in the western part of the United States drew thousands of new residents yearly, seeking to stake...
USA
563.1k views11 Things You've Always Thought About the Wild West That Are Totally WrongMost myths about the American West originated on the silver screen. Hollywood renditions of cowboys, Indians, gunfights, and outla...
Old West
545.3k viewsWhat Life Was Really Like As Wild West Saloon GirlWomen's roles in the Wild West remained somewhat limited. Though women might accompany their families on migrations to the territo...
USA
442.1k viewsWhat Life on the Oregon Trail Was Really LikeLife on the Oregon Trail was both incredibly boring and extremely dangerous. Pioneers had to exercise extreme caution and a lot of...
What It's Like
6.3k votersHere's What Early Pioneers Ate To Survive The Old WestThose who trekked across the country to begin new lives in the Wild West were known for their resourcefulness, and it shows in man...
WTF
3.1k voters15 Unsettling Photos of the Wild WestThere's already something inherently creepy about many early photographs, so when the subject is the notoriously lawless old Ameri...
Westerns
333 votersThe Best New Western Movies of the Last Few YearsIt's time to vote for the best new western films. When most people think of this genre, they think of action westerns starring Joh...
US History
2k votersHow You Would Have Died In The Wild WestDespite its reputation, the Wild West was nowhere near as wild as it's cracked up to be. Statistically speaking, it was more peace...
What It's Like
1.8m viewsWhat Was Hygiene Like In The Wild West?Hygiene in the American Wild West was probably about what you'd expect - unhygienic. Men and women who made their way west across...
Myths & Legends
346.6k views11 Historically Inaccurate Tropes Western Movies Always Get WrongThe Wild West wasn't exactly full of quick-draw shootouts, clean-shaven cowboys, and tumbleweed. Historically inaccurate Western m...
Old West
2.5m viewsWhat Sex Was Like in the Wild WestSociety has a certain image of the Old West. Though we look back and picture cowboys wandering the wild frontier, guns on both hip...
Old West
174.8k viewsWhat It Was Actually Like To Be Present At A Frontier HangingWhat was a Wild West hanging like? Hangings on the American frontier could be legal or extralegal, depending on the location and t...
Entertainment
9.2k votersThe Best Western TV ShowsThe very best western TV shows feature horses, guns, dirt, crime, lassos, and more! This list of the greatest western shows, ranke...
Old West
2.3m viewsThe 12 Most Notorious Prostitutes And Madams Of The Wild WestThe Old West inevitably conjures certain images - a dimly lit saloon, a lone gunslinger, and bustling brothels. Old West sex worke...
Entertainment
17.7k votersThe Greatest Western Movie StarsHere you will find all of the greatest Western movie stars of television and film in one list of the best cowboy actors. Some of t...
poll
24.6k votersThe Best Western Movies Ever MadeThe best western movies ever made include some true popular classics from the early days of cinema, and more modern day films that...
What It's Like
59.4k viewsWhat Was It Really Like To Be A Cowboy In The Wild West?In contrast to much of what Hollywood has constructed, the real cowboy lifestyle - while not without its share of entertainment op...
Debunking
37k viewsThe Most Accurate TV Shows About The Wild WestThere's no paucity of shows about frontier life, and finding a good Wild West series is somewhat subjective. There are numerous te...
Lifestyle
198.8k viewsHeroines Of The Wild West You Wouldn't Want To Mess WithWhen you think of the stereotypical Wild West individual, what comes to mind? Does your mind conjure images of dirty, gruff men as...
Old West
10.3k viewsWhat Life Was Really Like As A Wild West SheriffWild West sheriffs kept law and order on the frontier alongside fellow lawmen and the citizenry. Often dramatized, glamorized, and...