Thanks to Hollywood Westerns, all of us have quick access to dozens of larger-than-life images of the 19th-century American West—dusty cattle drives and wagon trains, embattled Indians, brutal bank robbers and six-gun toting deputies, skimpily clad dancehall girls, ubiquitous gambling and gunplay, and “there’s gold in them thar hills.”
But was historical fact as colorful as the movies? This 48-card Knowledge Card deck contains thoroughly researched answers about life and death in the Wild West. Who was California’s first Gold Rush millionaire? Why were women so hot to settle in Wyoming territory? What was in Wild Bill Hickok’s hand when he was shot in the head? Using this deck, quiz yourself and your friends on these and many more events from the era of the old frontier.