Category Archives: Western history

Teapot Dome featured on BBC’s Downton Abbey

History on the BBC’s Downton Abbey crosses the Atlantic and comes to Wyoming. Recently, on season 4 episode 7 of the popular miniseries, the Dowager Countess explains why Lord Grantham travels to the United States; it turns out he is … Continue reading

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Black History Month Highlight: Stepp Family Ranch

In honor of Black History month, the AHC would like to celebrate African-American experiences in the west by sharing this photograph of the Stepp family; taken on Alonzo T. Stepp’s ranch in the 1920s. Originally from Berea, Kentucky, Alonzo Stepp … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Here’s a photograph from the American Heritage Center’s collections to help mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which starts today.  2014 is the year of the horse in the Chinese zodiac calendar.

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Buffalo Bill Scholar to Lecture at the AHC, November 12th

Please join us for a very special guest lecture!

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The Showman vs. The (Out)Lawman: Buffalo Bill and Tom Horn

On to the third match in our Rumble in the Stacks!  This bout is between two actual historical figures, Buffalo Bill and the (in)famous Tom Horn–who do you think would win in a fight? Buffalo Bill Claim to Fame: Buffalo … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Rumble (for Archives Month)!

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Rumble in the Stacks, the Anarchy in the Archives, the Chaos in the Complex!  Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is the first ever Archives Month cage match among the heroes and heroines in the … Continue reading

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Tim McCoy, Western Star

Thanks to a continuing grant from the NHPRC, the American Heritage Center has recently processed the Tim McCoy papers and a new, online inventory is available for this collection. Tim McCoy was a mid-20th century Hollywood Western movie actor, military officer, and … Continue reading

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