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The Wild West: 365 Days is a day-by-day adventure that tells the stories of pioneers and cowboys gold rushes and saloon shoot-outs in America's frontier. The lure of land rich in minerals fertile for farming and plentiful with buffalo bred an all-out obsession with heading westward. The Wild West: 365 Days takes the reader back to these booming frontier towns that became the stuff of American legend breeding characters such as Butch Cassidy and Jesse James. Author Michael Wallis spins a colorful narrative separating myth from fact in 365 vignettes. The reader will learn the stories of Davy Crockett Wild Bill Hickok and Annie Oakley; travel to the O.K. Corral and Dodge City; ride with the Pony Express; and witness the invention of the Colt revolver. The images are drawn from Robert G. McCubbin's extensive collection of Western memorabilia encompassing rare books photographs ephemera and artifacts including Billy the Kid's knife.

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