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The Mounties Tame the Wild West

 

 

marching west
The Mounties march from the Sweetgrass
Hills to Fort Whoop-UP.

by Brian M. Brown

 

copyrightę2001 by Brian M. Brown
Uploaded to alittlehistory.com on Jan. 10/01.
Latest revisions June, Sept., Oct. 2001, and Jan. 2004.

 

Introduction:

For many, the "wild west" sounds like an exciting, desirable place to be. The name produces images of wild horses, stampedes, and exciting gun fights. Some may think it was almost as exciting as today's "shoot em ups" at the video arcade.

But you will soon see that the reality of the wild west is that it was also a place where the innocent experienced agony and terror. Instead of justice and fairness, many saw and felt meanness and brutality.

 

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