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Pat Garrett's most famous kill did not come from a gun battle. In 1881, he snuck into Pete Maxwell’s house and shot notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to death. - from True West Magazine - #OldWest #WildWest

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Confederate soldiers thought to be of the 20th Tennessee Infantry taken at Rock Island prison sometime during the winter of 1863-1864

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Ute Pass 1890...not much better than earlier picture of wagon trains on the Pass

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Doc Holliday #6 - After his arrest for murder, Wyatt Earp feared Holliday would not receive a fair trial in Arizona and asked Bat Masterson to help with his extradition. Masterson fabricated charges to keep him in Colorado, then released him on bond two weeks later. Holliday spent the rest of his life in Colorado. He suffered from the high altitude and became increasingly depended on alcohol and laudanum to ease the symptoms of tuberculosis. His health and ability to gamble began to…

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I could sure have a lot fires in my fireplace with that! Could definitely cut back on the electric.

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The Million Dollar Highway is a section of U.S. Route 550 in Colorado from Silverton to Ouray. The photo shows the old Million Dollar Highway route before it was built.

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On Dec. 21, 1860 South Carolina was celebrating the end of the Union. This notice informed citizens that South Carolina was an “independent sovereignty" and encouraged people to close their businesses early and generally rejoice. Bells were rung for an hour and everyone was ordered to light their houses that evening. From the collection of the State Museum.

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