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  Legends of the West: Doc Holliday   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Among the most revered and storied figures of the old American west, Doc Holliday is most well-known for his role in the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. Below is the key trivia about his life that you'll 'need to know'...good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Dec 22 11
thejazzkickazz gold member
11208 plays
  The American Wild West   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This tests your knowledge of actual events and people who made the American Wild West such an interesting subject.
Average, 15 Qns, Big-Al1st, Apr 20 22
Apr 20 22
10478 plays
  Gunfighters of the Old West   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz takes a look at some of the most infamous gunfighters and shootouts of the Old West.
Average, 10 Qns, DieHard, Apr 25 12
12232 plays
  Oh, no! It's a Legendary Gunslinger!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The American frontier was a violent place. How much do you know about the men, both outlaws and lawmen, who made a name for themselves in the Old West?
Easier, 10 Qns, daver852, Sep 27 13
daver852 gold member
3486 plays
  American Wild West   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Like the legends of America's Wild Wild West? Then you should have no trouble answering the questions in this quiz! Enjoy and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, msgene, Dec 22 14
10096 plays
  Saloon Girl Cindy, in Old Dodge City   best quiz  
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 10 Qns
Cindy Goldluci was inspired by Horace Greeley's quote, "Go west, young man," and decided to follow his urging. With her parents' approval, she headed west - all the way to Kansas. Can you guess who she met there?
Easier, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Aug 20 12
1507 plays
  Desperado   top quiz  
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 10 Qns
Whether you call them gunslingers, desperados, gunfighters, or shootists, the men in this quiz are all a part of the mythology and history of America's Old West. Here is a little about some of these men.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Aug 04 13
1886 plays
  The Life of Jesse James   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Of all the world's legendary characters, few have attracted world-wide fascination like the outlaw, Jesse James. This quiz will test your knowledge of this notorious character in History.
Average, 10 Qns, jkgregg, Mar 24 12
5440 plays
  The Fastest Mail in the West   top quiz  
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 10 Qns
The Pony Express service revolutionized mail delivery in 19th century America. Well, maybe not quite as much as the stories might lead you to believe. But they were spectacularly fast for the time!
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Dec 21 20
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Dec 21 20
576 plays
  Violent Death in the Old West   great trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
The "Old West" was certainly colorful, but many of its best-known characters did not enjoy old age or a peaceful passing.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, May 20 12
7040 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Since we are on the subject of Doc Holliday, what kind of doctor was he?

From Quiz "American Wild West"

  Wild West   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
If you know the lawmen and outlaws of the Wild West, this is the quiz for you.
Average, 15 Qns, Ethel Mermbut, Apr 21 10
Ethel Mermbut
6574 plays
  Legends of the West: The Sundance Kid   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Certainly one of the most storied figures of the wild American west was The Sundance Kid. Let's find out together a bit more about this famed old west figure with ten interesting questions on his life...good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jan 06 18
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jan 06 18
4720 plays
  The Wild, Wild West   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the historic towns from America's Wild West period with the state in which they are located. Some states had more than one wild town and some town names are found in more than one state.
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, May 03 16
CmdrK gold member
1101 plays
  The Wounded Knee Massacre   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The last large battle of the U.S. Indian Wars occurred in 1890. This quiz is about what came to be known as the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Jun 28 18
CmdrK gold member
Jun 28 18
1148 plays
  Battle of the Little Big Horn   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This will test you knowledge of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, more popularly known as "Custer's Last Stand,". This battle was fought along the ridges, hills, and ravines above the Little Bighorn River on June 25th & 26th, 1876.
Difficult, 10 Qns, KingCanute, Feb 26 08
4288 plays
  The Real Wyatt Earp   best quiz  
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 10 Qns
Wyatt Earp lived a long and colorful life. Here are some questions about that life.
Tough, 10 Qns, steelman86, May 01 09
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4064 plays
  Jesse James   top quiz  
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 10 Qns
This quiz is about one of the most controversial outlaws of the Old West. I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, diamondjim68, Aug 22 11
3570 plays
  Dodge City - Home to Saints & Sinners   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is the first of several quizzes on famous towns of the Old West. Some of these towns are still thriving; others are gone but certainly not forgotten.
Tough, 15 Qns, kathyr_1, May 12 09
1750 plays
  Outlaw or Hero? You Decide...   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Jesse James was one of the Old West's most notorious outlaws, and the subject of a folk song covered by the Pogues on their album 'Rum, Sodomy and the Lash', which portrays him as a tragically murdered hero. The song inspired this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jul 22 21
Kankurette gold member
Jul 22 21
326 plays
  Difficult When the West Was Wild Trivia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
I'm going to take you on a journey to the Old West. Come along, and see how much you really know.
Difficult, 20 Qns, laughinggirl, May 23 08
5890 plays
  Outlaws of the American West   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A quiz about some of the outlaws and other disreputable people that lived (and died) in the American West. Good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, ashlybug, May 05 11
5957 plays
  Time To Hit The trail   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about the famous trails of the Old West? Git along little doggie and mosey on in. Where gonna hit the trail at sun-up with the cowboys, school marms, rustlers, sod-busters, dudes and preachers.
Average, 10 Qns, prof_electro, Jul 13 10
1607 plays
  Women of the Wild West   top quiz  
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Not to be outdone by the men, these women also made a name for themselves way out West.
Average, 10 Qns, Evangeline30, Aug 22 11
1906 plays
  The Legendary American West   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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The Old West wasn't only about Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid and Jesse James. There were many other colorful characters and events.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Apr 09 16
6720 plays
  Who Killed Who?   great trivia quiz  
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 15 Qns
We all know who shot Jr but who killed these men of the Old West?
Average, 15 Qns, gbretthof99, Jan 15 12
4171 plays
  Win The West    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of the Old West and its bad boys.
Average, 10 Qns, monalissa, Sep 30 11
5118 plays
  Early Westward Expansion: 1775 - 1812   popular trivia quiz  
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 15 Qns
This quiz covers the early part of American expansion into the western frontier. Good luck.
Average, 15 Qns, historyprofessor, Mar 06 11
4742 plays
  Colonel Cody and Cody Country   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you love Willam F. Cody or "Buffalo Bill" then try this great quiz about his life and the town he founded.
Tough, 10 Qns, dani2str84u, Jan 27 17
1660 plays
  Where Did They Die?   popular trivia quiz  
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They are known as legends of the Old West, but where did they die?
Average, 10 Qns, routesixtysix, Aug 25 05
1906 plays
  After Billy The Kid Came Lash LaRue   popular trivia quiz  
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Cowboys and outlaws provided a romantic image of the American Wild West, though the reality was probably different. Here are 15 real and fictional cowboys and outlaws and the actors who played them for you to identify.
Average, 15 Qns, darksplash, Nov 13 11
741 plays
  Women of the Old West   top quiz  
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From pioneers to prostitutes, there were some facinating women in the American West.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, kirk645, Nov 05 04
Very Difficult
2840 plays
  Famous Gunfighters of the Old West #1   popular trivia quiz  
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This is a quiz based on the famous of the gunslinging characters in the Old West. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, spyro3d, Jun 25 05
3435 plays
  One-way ticket to Boot Hill   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you identify these old gunfighters and their nicknames.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Nov 02 16
530 plays
  Lesser Known Wild West Outlaws   top quiz  
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 10 Qns
The American Wild West was won in some cases because of, but mostly in spite of the activities of these larger-than- life bad guys.
Average, 10 Qns, kingscourt, Jan 31 12
935 plays
  The Donner Party: Journey of Sorrow.   popular trivia quiz  
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The Donner Party remains one of the most poignant episodes in the history of the American West. The disaster they faced and the desperate steps they took to survive.
Tough, 10 Qns, lindybarr, May 29 18
May 29 18
285 plays
  Billy The Kid Trivia - The Man Behind the Myth    
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Most people think they know the truth about Billy the Kid just because they've heard a few songs about him or seen a few movies. The truth, however, is different. Find out how much you know about the Kid and his "21 years and 21 kills".
Average, 10 Qns, navycarla, Apr 20 12
3275 plays
  The Pony Express   great trivia quiz  
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The Pony Express ran for only a little while but was an important part of history. It is a somewhat forgotten part of history.
Average, 10 Qns, Livia, Oct 11 18
Oct 11 18
3752 plays
  The Wild West : Tombstone, AZ   popular trivia quiz  
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This quiz is on the Old West, specifically dealing with matters related to Tombstone, Arizona.
Average, 10 Qns, HarryTripper, Mar 26 12
783 plays
  When The West Was Wild: 15 Questions   popular trivia quiz  
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A quiz on some famous people when the West was wild.
Difficult, 15 Qns, boonedog, Jun 24 15
3850 plays
  Famous Gunfighters of the Old West #2    
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My second quiz based on some famous gunfighters of the Old West. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, spyro3d, Apr 01 05
1456 plays
  The Old West (Part E)   great trivia quiz  
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Let's take a look at the gunfight at the OK Corral. The movie may not be an entirely accurate representation of really happened. Have fun let me know what you think of the quiz. Thank you.
Tough, 10 Qns, colmosby, Oct 07 07
2291 plays
  People of the Old West   popular trivia quiz  
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Here's a quiz about some of the interesting people that inhabited the American West.
Difficult, 10 Qns, kirk645, Feb 16 10
2625 plays
  Death in the Old West   great trivia quiz  
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The American west was full of people who led interesting lives. How much do you know about their deaths?
Difficult, 10 Qns, kirk645, Nov 04 04
2560 plays
  Good Times Rolling: Conestoga Wagons   popular trivia quiz  
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It could very well be called the 'wagon that won the West.' Conestoga wagons carried pioneers from the East to the wide-open West. Come along on a bouncy but enjoyable journey.
Average, 10 Qns, lompocjoe, Mar 07 19
Mar 07 19
1343 plays
  Calamity Jane--Old West Legend   great trivia quiz  
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Martha Jane Cannary-Burke, or Calamity Jane, was an Old West fixture in American history. Let's see how much you know about her.
Difficult, 10 Qns, redraven, Mar 08 09
1127 plays
  Outlaw History    
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So you want to be a cowboy, baby? Draw at own risk.
Average, 5 Qns, foxespop, Mar 31 11
5122 plays
  Old West Outlaws by State    
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These are some well known outlaws; all you have to do is tell me what state different events happened in.
Average, 10 Qns, bobby82, Dec 08 05
2683 plays
  The Old West (Part C)    
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Cowboys, Indians, outlaws, lawmen. Maybe a battle or two. Frontier life, dates, crime and punishment. A mix, have fun. Let me know what you think.
Average, 10 Qns, colmosby, Apr 12 06
2972 plays
  The Wild Western Life of Bill Cody    
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A man of legend and mystique, Bill has helped make America's Western History what it is.
Average, 10 Qns, fishymom, Oct 12 12
436 plays
  Old West Gunmen and Lawmen    
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Another quiz to test your knowledge of the old west.
Tough, 10 Qns, PapaG, Jul 06 09
3300 plays
  Everyday Life in the Old West   great trivia quiz  
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If you lived west of the Mississippi River in the 19th century you'd think this was an easy quiz.
Difficult, 10 Qns, kirk645, Apr 01 06
1992 plays
  The Old West (Part B)    
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Will keep the quiz between 1860-1900. No spelling questions. Everything from outlaws, indians, battles. Have fun.
Tough, 10 Qns, Colmosby, Mar 30 17
3286 plays
  Old West Bad Guys: How Did They Die?    
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These are not Jessie James, Billy the Kid, and others written often about in the news. In this quiz a hanging and a lynching are different, hangings were legal. Also a shootout and a gunfight are different.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, foxgap, Apr 02 03
Very Difficult
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  The Old West (Part G)   popular trivia quiz  
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I'm going to make this quiz easy. I may have a middle name, an alias, or a name not related to my real name, or I'm just famous. All famous Old West people. Have fun.
Tough, 10 Qns, Colmosby, Jul 10 15
1901 plays
  Pony Express in Nevada    
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Grab your mail bag, hop on your horse, grab the reins and head out for your next station!
Tough, 10 Qns, ghosttowner, May 27 09
ghosttowner gold member
781 plays
  Wild Bill Hickok   popular trivia quiz  
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Wild Bill Hickok - Part 1.
Difficult, 10 Qns, caseywb14, Feb 26 10
820 plays
  Rocky Mountain Rendezvous    
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A quiz on the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Rendezvous. 1825-1840 The Rendezvous was an annual gathering of people in the mountains to resupply the trappers and sell furs.
Difficult, 10 Qns, cohocola44003, Mar 30 20
Mar 30 20
1231 plays
  America's 'Destiny' Westward    
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A quiz on American expansion from 1820 to 1860
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, mario672, Nov 27 12
Very Difficult
3084 plays
  Winchester Rifles    
Multiple Choice
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Test your knowledge of early Winchester Rifles and their cartridges
Tough, 10 Qns, mantee, Feb 21 10
1495 plays
  The Old West (Part A)    
Multiple Choice
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This is my first quiz on this subject. I will try to make it easy but hard so please let me know what you think.
Tough, 10 Qns, colmosby, Aug 15 05
2775 plays
  Cowboys And Indians    
Multiple Choice
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This quiz has a western flavor. Good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, steiny1, Jul 14 14
1800 plays
  The Old West (Part F)    
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Outlaws, Indians, soldiers, criminals. A mixed quiz about the Old West and those who lived it. Good Luck.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Colmosby, Feb 06 07
1318 plays
  The Old West (Part D)    
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Another quiz on the Old West. It will make it easy, I hope. Have fun. No spelling questions.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Colmosby, Aug 15 05
2318 plays

Old West Trivia Questions

1. 'Jesse James, we understand, Has killed many a man...' Jesse James first made headlines during a bank robbery in Missouri in 1869, when he shot a cashier dead. What was his motive?

From Quiz
Outlaw or Hero? You Decide...

Answer: He mistook the cashier for Samuel P Cox, the killer of 'Bloody Bill' Anderson.

During the American Civil War, the James family sided with the Confederates, and Frank and Jesse James joined a group of guerrillas, or 'bushwhackers', led by William Anderson. Formerly of Quantrill's Raiders, Anderson was nicknamed 'Bloody Bill' and was responsible for the Centralia Massacre, in which he and his men hijacked a train and captured and executed 24 Union soldiers. Lieutenant Samuel P Cox was assigned to hunt Anderson down and in October 1864, he and his men ambushed Anderson's group in Albany, Missouri, where Anderson was shot dead. While robbing the Daviess County Savings Association in Gallatin, Missouri, Jesse mistook cashier John Sheets for Cox and shot him dead, later claiming it was an act of revenge for Anderson's death.

2. What event, which began in 1848, led to an increased need for rapid transcontinental mail delivery?

From Quiz The Fastest Mail in the West

Answer: California gold rush

The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in January of 1848 led to a dramatic influx of people. By 1860, the population of California had gone from around 75,000 residents to nearly 400,000. California became a state in 1850, and effective statehood required faster communication than was then available. Ships from California had to travel all the way down to the southern tip of South America, around Cape Horn, and back up through the Atlantic. Overland travel, even by dedicated coaches, took the best part of a month to get from one side of the country to the other. The imminence of the American Civil War, and the consequent unsettled political atmosphere, also increased the urgency of establishing an efficient communication system.

3. The Donner Party left Springfield, Illinois on April 14, 1846. Where was the wagon train headed?

From Quiz The Donner Party: Journey of Sorrow.

Answer: California

Believing a better life awaited them it seemed justified to the pioneers of the day to pack up their wagon's and make this dangerous journey in the hope of building a better life for themselves in California.

4. The last major battle of what were called the Indian Wars in the United States occurred at Wounded Knee. Where is Wounded Knee?

From Quiz The Wounded Knee Massacre

Answer: South Dakota

Wounded Knee is the name of a creek in southwest South Dakota, near Nebraska. It is in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

5. Bill was born in Iowa in 1846. What was his birth name?

From Quiz The Wild Western Life of Bill Cody

Answer: William Frederick Cody

William "Bill" Cody was born in the United States but early in his childhood his parents, Isaac and Mary Cody, moved the family to Canada.

6. Founded in 1880, this Tombstone newspaper is the oldest continually published newspaper in Arizona. This newspaper published an account of events at the OK Corral, favorable to the Earps. What is this newspaper's name?

From Quiz The Wild West : Tombstone, AZ

Answer: The Epitaph

The paper was founded by John Clum, a former Indian Agent. He was the first Mayor of Tombstone and is known for having captured Geronimo peacefully in 1877.

7. This outlaw, born in 1851, died on his 27th birthday. He was shot by a Texas Ranger after one of his own gang informed on him. While scouting for a robbery in Round Rock, Texas, he was shot while trying to escape. Who was the unlucky outlaw?

From Quiz Lesser Known Wild West Outlaws

Answer: Sam Bass

His first robbery was of the Union Pacific Railway to the tune of $60,000. After that, his gang never managed more than $500 at a time.

8. Calamity Jane, one of the greatest sharpshooters in the days of the Wild West, was given a more demure name at birth. What was her birth name?

From Quiz Women of the Wild West

Answer: Martha Jane Cannary

She was born in the state of Missouri in 1852. In her early years she left Missouri and went with her parents and five siblings to Virginia City, Montana. As the journey took months to complete, she learnt to shoot and ride on the trail and by the time she reached Virginia City she could shoot and ride better than most men. In 1870 she joined Custer at Fort Russell, and was employed as a scout. This was the beginning of Martha Jane Cannary's habit of dressing like a man, which she did until her death on August 1st, 1903.

9. How many pony express stations were established in Nevada?

From Quiz Pony Express in Nevada

Answer: 29

According to "The Pony Express in Nevada," 29 stations were constructed. Some also had lodging and other amenities. However, most were nothing more than a cabin and corral at a spring.

10. What were Conestoga wagons named after?

From Quiz Good Times Rolling: Conestoga Wagons

Answer: The Conestoga Valley in Pennsylvania

The Conestoga wagon was first built in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, deep in the heart of the beautiful Conestoga Valley. It is believed that Mennonite German settlers in Lancaster County were the first builders. 'Conestoga' is the Susquehannock Indian word for a 'stick immersed in water.'

11. Where and what year was Wyatt Earp born?

From Quiz The Real Wyatt Earp

Answer: Monmouth, Illinois in 1848

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born on March 19th, 1848, to Nicholas and Virginia Earp. He was named after his father's commanding officer in the Mexican-American War, Captain Wyatt Berry Stapp

12. In what state was Calamity Jane born?

From Quiz Calamity Jane--Old West Legend

Answer: Missouri

Born in Princeton, Missouri, in 1852 Martha Jane Cannary was the daughter of Robert W. and Charlotte Cannary. She was the oldest of six children, and she had two brothers and three sisters. As a teenager she was part of a wagon train that moved from Missouri to Virginia City in Montana.

13. People all over the world know the name Wild Bill, but what was his real name?

From Quiz Wild Bill Hickok

Answer: James Hickok

Wild Bill was born to William Alonzo and Polly Butler Hickok. He was the fourth son, and born under the name of James Butler Hickok. James was one of seven children.

14. Prior to the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, Custer was involved with another famous incident which occurred in 1874. What was it?

From Quiz Battle of the Little Big Horn

Answer: Custer led an expedition into the Southern Black Hills.

The Custer Expedition of 1874 into the Black Hills was a direct violation of the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868. The result was the 1875-1878 gold rush. Custer made the most of the expedition which consisted of a company of approximately 1,000, including a 16-piece regimental band mounted on white horses, 100 wagons, scientists, newspaper correspondents, and even President Grant's son.

15. Judge Roy Bean named his court room and saloon bar after a famous English music hall actress. What was the name of this establishment?

From Quiz The American Wild West

Answer: Jersey Lilly

In 1883, Judge Roy Bean built a courthouse/saloon in the tent city of Langtry, Texas. He named the building "The Jersey Lilly" after Lillie Langtry, the English music hall actress. Bean had seen a photograph of Lillie and was said to have fallen in love with her immediately. Lillie was known as the "The Jersey Lily" but the spelling on the sign at the courthouse was "The Jersey Lilly" (Note the spelling of Lily) Rumour has it that the Judge ordered a Chinese man, who had been convicted of a minor offence, to paint the sign and the spelling mistake went unnoticed. Another coincidence was that the Judge had settled in Langtry, Texas, so named after George Langtry, the railroad boss that was responsible for running the railroad through the town. George and Lillie were not related. The actress made a trip to Langtry in 1903 but the Judge had, sadly, died a few months earlier. The courthouse still stands and is a major tourist attraction.

16. Colonel William F. Cody founded the city of Cody, Wyoming during what years?

From Quiz Colonel Cody and Cody Country

Answer: 1895-1896

Wyoming had only been a state since 1890 and Cody wasn't on it's way until 1895. Prior to its establishment it was inhabited by some ranchers and before that it was the home of the Crow Indian Tribes. Col. Cody was already in his 50's when he began the settling of the Cody, Wyoming area.

17. This cattle trail started in 1865 and ran from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas. What was it?

From Quiz Time To Hit The trail

Answer: Chisholm Trail

From 1865 to 1885, the Chisholm Trail was the major cattle route from Texas to the railroad in Abilene. Railroads in Texas were still being built and would take years to complete. The trail was named after Jesse Chisholm, a trader who drove his wagon full of goods from Wichita, Kansas to the Washita River in Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). He was a general store on wheels for pioneers, ranchers, Indians and soldiers in the area. By 1874 the railroads connected Texas with St. Louis and Kansas City. By 1884 the Chisholm Trail fell into disuse and was closed in 1885.

18. In what part of Missouri was Jesse James born?

From Quiz Jesse James

Answer: Clay County

Jesse James was born on September 5, 1847, in Clay County, Missouri. He had two older brothers and a younger sister.

19. Butch Cassidy was the leader of the Hole in the Wall Gang. Where was the Hole in the Wall located?

From Quiz The Old West (Part F)

Answer: Wyoming

It was located in the southern Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. Some of the other places the gang used were Brown's Hole and Robber's Roost.

20. In Dodge City, Wyatt Earp had a showdown with a famous gunslinger and made him ride out of town. What was this gunslinger's name?

From Quiz Famous Gunfighters of the Old West #2

Answer: Clay Allison

When Wyatt Earp became sheriff of Dodge City, he met up with a handsome gunfighter named Clay Allison. The two of them had a showdown and before Clay could make his move, Wyatt had a gun on him and told him to leave town, which he did.

21. Who killed the fast-draw artist Joaquin Murrietta?

From Quiz Famous Gunfighters of the Old West #1

Answer: Captain Harry Love

In 1853, Captain Henry Love, a gunfighter of L.A., rode with 20 men to get Murrietta. They surprised him while he was at his campfire near Lake Tulare. After he was dead, Billy Henderson cut off the dead man's head and gave it to the sheriff where it was auctioned off for 35 dollars!

22. In 1880 which of the Earps was the Marshal of Tombstone, Arizona?

From Quiz The Old West (Part E)

Answer: Virgil

In October 1880 Virgil became city Marshal of Tombstone, Arizona. He recruited Wyatt and Morgan to help him.

23. On what would one have been most likely to have found the letters XXX in the Old West?

From Quiz Everyday Life in the Old West

Answer: A hatband

X's indicated the quality of felt hats.

24. Who was Elizabeth Clift Bacon?

From Quiz Women of the Old West

Answer: General George Custer's wife

Elizabeth "Libbie" Bacon married George Armstrong Custer in 1864 while he was a young cavalry officer fighting in the Civil War. After Custer was killed at the Little Bighorn, his widow devoted her life to preserving and defending his memory. Libbie Custer died on April 4, 1933.

25. Sheriff Henry Plummer had the distinction of being -

From Quiz People of the Old West

Answer: Hanged by his constituents

Satisfied that their sheriff was also the head of a band of outlaws, citizens of the Montana territory hanged Henry Plummer on January 10, 1864.

26. Outlaw John Wesley Hardin was shot dead while playing what?

From Quiz Death in the Old West

Answer: Dice

Hardin was playing dice in the Acme Saloon in El Paso, Texas when he was gunned down. His last roll was four sixes.

27. Billy the Kid was born in what city?

From Quiz Billy The Kid Trivia - The Man Behind the Myth

Answer: New York City, NY

It is generally believed that New York is the birthplace because Pat Garrett and Ash Upson stated it was in the book, "The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid." However, Frederick Nolan, the foremost expert on the Kid, refutes the claim. New York could be the birthplace of Billy, but there is no records to prove it was.

28. Most of Jesse James' deeds happened in this state; it is also where he was born and is buried.

From Quiz Old West Outlaws by State

Answer: Missouri

Jesse James was born in Clay County, Missouri on September 5, 1847. He died when he was 34 years old.

29. The Sundance Kid was born in the spring of 1867, the last of five children. Stunningly, Sundance was not his given name, nor was Kid his surname. Rather, he was born...?

From Quiz Legends of the West: The Sundance Kid

Answer: Harry Longabaugh

The Sundance Kid was born Harry Alonzo Longabaugh in the Spring of 1867 to Josiah and Annie Longabaugh. His birth occurred in the small town of Mont Clare, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia. Like many other famous western outlaws, Harry was an easterner before he became a westerner.

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