History Rhymes
Nineteenth-century History

Monthly Archives: August 2008

Who were the real cowboys? (Part 5)

Life on the cattle trail in the late 19th century was often monotonous and boring, however, there were also times that were quite exciting and dangerous. Chief among the many dangers that the cowboys had to face on a regular basis were Indians, thieves and stampedes. Indian raids were certainly among the most prominent concerns […]

How Railroads took the ‘Wild’ out of the West

While I’m finishing up some other articles for History Rhymes (such as the 5th installment of the “Who were the real cowboys?” series…finally), I found a good article about how the railroads took the wild out of the wild west. It was a very interesting read actually about the development of the railroads in the […]

Back and Ready to Go

I apologize to everyone for such a long hiatus. I haven’t decided not to blog, I just literally have not had time. I am finally back in the States and have plenty of material to post here. Get ready for some more!