Tag: Wild West

The Pig War

Oregon was contested territory.  The United States and Britain laid claim to the land.  In 1836, the US and Britain sign a treaty to settle the long running border dispute, which put the border at the 49th parallel.  Things got a bit trickier as the 49th parallel divided islands southwest of Vancouver.  The Treaty stated […]

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The Johnson County Wars

In the late 19th century, westward expansion was on everyone’s mind.  The western plains were the last unclaimed land in America, and people flocked there to make their fortune.  Johnson county, Wyoming was a lush grassland with pristine streams and perfect for cattle herds.  The country was paying top dollar for beef, and eastern conglomerates […]

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