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After a gunfight in a Hays, Kansas, saloon in 1873, two soldiers lie dead.

The Longbranch Saloon of Dodge City, Kansas looms large in the lore of the Old West. The picture is of the original Longbranch Saloon, taken circa 1880.

Black Hawk, "The City of Mills," is one of Colorado's oldest cities. It is one of a number of towns that grew up in "Gregory's Gulch," the narrow ravine where Georgia prospector John H. Gregory first discovered lode gold in the western part of Kansas Territory in 1859. Within months, thousands of would-be miners poured into the gulch, hoping for more big strikes like Gregory's. A few found bonanzas, many found paying claims, but the great majority moved elsewhere to try their luck.

Pioneer Stage leaving Wells, Fargo & Co.'s. C Street, Virginia City published 1866

Dodge City [Kans.] Peace Commissioners. L to R: Chas. Bassett, W. H. Harris, Wyatt Earp, Luke Short, L. McLean, Bat Masterson, Neal Brown. By Camillus S. Fly, ca. 1890. U.S. National Archives, 111-SC-94129

(c. 1847) Portrait of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson during the Mexican-American War believed to be taken in Mexico City