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The One and Only ‘Booger’ Was Among History’s Best Rodeo Performers

[ad_1] The horse was once as essential to Western life as the six-gun, and breaking horses was once a necessary skill, even a business for

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The Top Books and Films About Buffalo Bill Cody

[ad_1] Books Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary (2010, by Steve Friesen) This is my biography of William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody, written when I was

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This Victorian-Era Performer Learned that the Stage Life in the American West Wasn’t All Applause and Bouquets

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As the Boxer Rebellion Stole Headlines from His Wild West, Buffalo Bill Put the Clash into His Show

[ad_1] Fresh from robbing the Deadwood Stagecoach, the Sioux performers of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West changed into loose-fitting Chinese garb and attached long single braids

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This Frenchman Tried to Best the Wright Brothers on Their Home Turf

[ad_1] Frenchman Henri Farman was already a celebrated cycling champion, race car driver and entrepreneur when he ordered a biplane from the world’s first airplane

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Oscar Wilde Bothered and Bewildered Westerners While Touring to Promote Gilbert and Sullivan

[ad_1] Of all the city slickers ever to venture into the 19th century American West, Oscar Wilde towered above the rest, preening like a peacock

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The Explosion of Mount Hood

[ad_1] The motor launch tied up at the small-boat pier in Seeadler Harbor in New Guinea to disembark a dozen men from the ammunition carrier

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The Miller Bros. 101 Ranch Real Wild West Didn’t Have Buffalo Bill’s Reach, But Its Performers Took Hollywood by Storm

[ad_1] To the disbelief of gaping onlookers in the packed stands at El Toreo, Mexico City’s largest bullring, American rodeo performer Bill Pickett clung to

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The Scandal that Led to Harry S. Truman Becoming President and Marilyn Monroe Getting Married

[ad_1] The Curtiss-Wright Corporation came into being in 1929 through the merger of companies started by pioneering aviators Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers. Within

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This Helicopter Test Pilot Pushed the Limits for Rotorcraft — Without Killing Himself

[ad_1] Jean Boulet’s first helicopter flight was almost his last. It was September 21, 1947, and the 26-year-old Boulet was at the Camden, New Jersey,