Fascinating, first person narratives (letters, diaries) written by pioneer women heading west in the 1840's. Read this book! The role of women pioneers has been ignored for too long by history and Hollyweird.
Frank Boardman "Pistol Pete" Eaton (October 26, 1860 – April 8, 1958) was an American author, cowboy, scout, Indian fighter, and Deputy U. S. Marshal for Judge Isaac C. Parker. He was also known to throw a coin in the air, draw and shoot it before it hit the ground.
Prospectors who came to Helena, Montana, could be a deadly bunch. In 1867, gunfighter John Bull killed gambler-gunman Langford Peel on Helena’s Main Street (photo, 1879). Five years before, Bull had the upper hand in a gunfight with horse thieves in the mining camp of Gold Creek.