8 Shocking Things Which Were Considered Normal in the American Wild West

From exploitative prostitution to crime-infested communities.

With the West’s railways finally finished after the Civil War, formerly inaccessible places became viable for human habitation and economic growth. East Coast whites flooded west of the Mississippi River in search of mineral wealth and…



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