Which fort of the Old West was located farthest to the southwest?
A. Fort Hays
C. Fort Pierre
D. Fort Missoula
E. Fort Leavenworth
Immigrants who settled on unoccupied land in the Old West without legal claim
What is the collective name for these symbols in the Old West?
Most of the ghost towns of the Old West were once dependent upon ...
In 1868, a Kansas Pacific locomotive had to wait eight hours while a herd of what
kind of animals ambled across the tracks?
Two days after the first coast-to-coast telegraph line was completed in 1861,
what mail delivery service made its last trip?
In the Old West, the theft of branded livestock constituted what crime?
Davy Crockett was killed at ...
A. Santa Fe
C. San Jacinto
E. San Juan Hill
Name the branch of the army in which soldiers fought while mounted on horseback.
Sod houses were most commonly built in the ...
E. Pacific Northwest
During the late 1800s, longhorns were particularly associated with which state?
The population of what future state grew from about 14,000 in 1848 to 100,000
by 1850 and to 380,000 by 1860?
Who gained his reputation as a scout?
A. Jesse James
B. William Cody
D. Andrew Jackson
E. Frederic Remington
What was completed in 1869 that took a little over three years of effort by more
than 20,000 workmen across 1775 miles of mountains and plains?
What was the name of the job that occurred every spring when cowboys worked to
bring their cattle from open range to a central place for branding?
In the Old West, when a sheriff needed help to pursue a gang of criminals, he
would sometimes organize a group of townsfolk to assist him. Such a group was called a ...
What invention brought an end to the open range in the western United States?
During the 1840s in the U.S., sometimes as many as a hundred families in their
prairie schooners would travel westward in caravans. These caravans were called ...
William G. Fargo and Henry Wells developed what kind of enterprise in the Old
C. oil drilling
E. cattle ranching
Which cities were cattle towns?
A. Reno and Las Vegas
B. Tombstone and Yuma
Abilene and Dodge City
D. Leadville and Silverton
E. Monterey and San Luis Obispo
Of the perhaps 60 million that existed at the beginning of the 19th century, less
than one thousand of what creatures remained by 1895?
People who went to California during the mid 19th century in search of gold were
D. Rough Riders
In the Old West, cowboys on a cattle drive faced the danger that the herd might
be frightened into a wild, panicked flight called a ...
The year was 1846. Eighty-nine emigrants heading for California were trapped in
the Sierras by snow and were reduced through starvation to cannibalism. What is the name for the mountain pass in which this
Geronimo was a chief of the ...
Who led the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake?
A. John Hancock
B. Brigham Young
D. Benedict Arnold
E. Jefferson Davis
Billy the Kid was an outlaw in what state?
Prairie schooners of the American West were also known as ...
C. clipper ships
D. railroad trains
E. Conestoga wagons
Which historical site is associated with a huge gold strike?
A. the Alamo
C. Sutter's Mill
D. Promontory Point
E. the Little Big Horn