Find Out How Well You Know The Legends Of The Old West With This Rootin’ Tootin’ Quiz!

Texas Rangers (Federalists) reconnoturing between Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia.
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Few things bring a uniquely American way of life to mind, like the Old West. As rugged pioneers explored the western United States to find new homes for themselves, others pursued the American Dream in the form of the Gold Rush that characterized much of the era.

However, given the importance of the Old West to American culture, it can be easy to lose the truth of what happened in the mythology surrounding that period. But how sharp are you about what really went down back then?

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