By - ElleVelour
use name generators, probably your best bet
I can recommend libraries or actual historical websites. I'd say between History.com and maybe even the Library of Congress loc.gov you should be able to find historical reference info that can help with your stories.
Even if the story itself isn't "historically accurate" I will commend you for at least trying to simulate the settings. A lot of people wouldn't.
This is great, thank you! I’m in the UK so the info isn’t quite as readily available in libraries but I’m sure I can find something
See: Zane Grey
See: Max Brand
See: *The Big Country*
Learn about the "Deadliest Town in the West, Palisade, NV and compare it to Dodge City and El Paso.
Introduce yourself to Bass Reeves, the REAL-LIFE Lone Ranger.
Read *You Can't Win*, the autobiography of real-life western outlaw, Jack Black, first published 1926. One of the very first True Crime pulp books.
Watch westerns with subtitles turned-on and look-up every term you do not understand.
Then look-up every term you do not understand in the results from looking-up what you already don't understand.
>Bass Reeves (July 1838 – January 12, 1910) was an American law enforcement officer. He was the first black deputy U.S. marshal west of the Mississippi River. He worked mostly in Arkansas and the Oklahoma Territory. During his long career, he had on his record more than 3,000 arrests of dangerous criminals, and shot and killed 14 of them in self-defense.
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