Life in the Old West

True stories, tall tales, memorabilia of the American West

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The American Story

The American Story
The “American Story” covers thousands of years of exploration, settlement, and cultural developments throughout the Americas, as well as specific “American History.” The story began long before life in the Old West, and it continues up to the present time. The article links you’ll find on this page are designed to form an ongoing “primer” or general survey of American history — something that will put life in the Old West in important context for all lovers of the West.


American story started well before Christopher Columbus