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How “Wild” Was the Wild West? Debunking Five Myths about America’s Western Frontier

#1. There were fewer bank robberies in the Wild West than in present-day America

The Wild West, a painting
Smoke of a .45 by Charles Marion Russell depicts a violent conflict in America’s Western frontier. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Few eras in history have inspired more movies, literature, fashion, television shows, toys, video games, and art across the world than the Wild West. Rugged cowboys, hostile Native…

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Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact: prateekdasgupta@gmail.com