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Whiskey in the Old West

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

One of the biggest reasons the West was so wild: unfettered testosterone and guns galore were fueled by an explosive accelerant--whiskey! View this funny video on the history of whiskey in the Old West with action-packed scenes from Westerns.

To read more about whiskey and its role in the Old West, read these posts at :

-Fire Water, Coffin Varnish & Tarantula Juice

-Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

-The Wild West Shootout

-Cussing in the Old West


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Pat Cassidy
Pat Cassidy
Mar 04, 2020

The first photo of the bar fight ... My daughter who lives in Australia took one look at it and said " That picture is from the movie "West World".

Her eyes are better than mine but I sure remember that Sci-fi/Western well. What a classic.


Deborah Hufford

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Deborah Hufford is an award-winning author and magazine editor with a passion for history. Her popular blog with 100,000+ readers has led to an upcoming novel! Growing up as an Iowa farmgirl, rodeo queen and voracious reader, her love of land, lore and literature fired her writing muse. With a Bachelor's in English and Master's in Journalism from the University of Iowa, she taught students of Iowa's Writer's Workshop, then at Northwestern University, Marquette and Mount Mary. Her extensive publishing career began at Better Homes & Gardens, includes credits in New York Times Magazine, New York Times, Connoisseur, many other titles, and serving as publisher of The Writer's Handbook


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