Civilization Of The Old West

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Until the 1860s the land between the Missouri river and the Rocky mountains was largely uninhabited desert land that we now consider the old west. Though many passed through in search of greater fortune and religious freedom it was only home to few native american groups and fur trappers. Following the Civil War and in conjunction with the California Gold Rush and the expansion of railroads the old west saw in influx of people moving from the eastern states and making home in this barren land, though not without risk. As is often depicted in old movies and books, violence and crime were rampant in the young male dominated towns of the old west. Even though there is exaggeration in media there is no doubt that the Old West was a violent and
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