8 Times Truth Was Stranger than Fiction in the Wild West

The conquering of the West made ripe grounds for unbelievable moments.

5 Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About the Pony Express

This short-lived service has maintained a large presence in our historical imagination.

On This Day: Robert Ford Shoots Jesse James

A so-called coward made his most infamous move on April 3, 1882.

8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Donner Party

The specter of cannibalism overshadows many other fascinating facts about the emigrants.

The Wild West's Toughest Lawman Was Born A Slave

Bass Reeves was the first black deputy marshal west of the Mississippi–and one of the most beloved.