Tag Archives: wild west history

Who is F.M. Light?

Some say that the store began because of sniffling. Others say it was because of sneezing. Still others say it was because of timothy and clover. Turns out, they’re all correct. This story starts in a time when men were men and women were glad of it. In the early part of the 20th century, […]

Gunfighters: Frank and Jesse James

Valentines Day,1866. 2 o’clock pm, Liberty Missouri. 12 men swathed in long soldier’s overcoats, with six-shooters strapped ominously around their waists arrived in town. Two men swung off their horses and strode into the bank, the Clay County Savings Association. History was about to be made. The cashier, Greenup Bird, and his son, William (the […]