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Thursday, August 18, 2016

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The Courthouse where the feud took place between the Jaybirds and Woodpeckers
- Courtesy Fort Bend County Museum -

The Jaybird-Woodpecker War

The Jaybird-Woodpecker War has the most colorful name in Texas feuds. It supposedly came from a black man who sang songs about those birds. The confli…
Ike Clanton

Ike Clanton’s Last Ride

Ike Clanton managed to survive the “Gunfight Near the OK Corral” by running away after the shooting started and Wyatt Earp’s vendetta ride after the a…

Rock Springs Massacre

Tensions over Chinese immigrant labor came to a head in Rock Springs, Wyoming on September 2, 1885. White workers were u…


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