April Fools’ Day in the Old West

April Fools’ Day in the Old West

The origin of April Fools’ Day is full of mystery. Some historians claim the idea of a day to play practical jokes on one another began when the world switched from the Julian Calendar (which began the new year on March 25) to the Gregorian calendar (which began the...
Cowgirls: Then and Now

Cowgirls: Then and Now

When we think of the Old West, images of cowboys gun fighting, horse riding, and gambling might come to mind. We also think of them on cattle drives, ranches, saloons, dusty roads, and homesteads. But what about the cowgirls? Where did women fit into this way of life?...