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124,211.  The West is fucked.  We fucked it up.  Oh not just you and me.  All of us.  The West.  It’s done.  It’s over.  (Bankers & Finance & Wall Street & West)  The Last Days of Lehman Brothers, BBC 2009, Hank Paulson

 

 

8,629.  Perhaps the cowboys and the Native Americans of the Old West did come in contact with aliens beings from another much more distant frontier.  (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Native Americans & West)  Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Old West s3e1

 

8,630.  Aurora Texas: one body allegedly buried here has no marker at all.  (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Native Americans & West)  ibid.

 

8,631.  The Great Serpent Mound was not built for burials.  (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Native Americans & West)  ibid.

 

8,632.  But America was not Moroni’s home; he claimed to have come from much further afield.  (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Native Americans & West)  ibid.

 

8,633.  The sighting – along the upper Missouri River – this is the home of the Blackfoot Indians, a tribe whose ancient legends include strange tales of star beings visiting the regions from other worlds.  (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Native Americans & West)  ibid.

 

8,634.  The Thunderbird – their description of it was almost identical to that of the giant bird witnessed by cowboys in Tombstone in 1890.  (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Native Americans & West)  ibid.

 

 

99,835.  The Lone Ranger and Tonto never got their laundry done.  (Comedy & West)  George Carlin, More Napalm and Silly Putty  

 

 

17,167.  In Tombstone Arizona the most notorious gunfight in history is about to unfold.  (Gangs US: Arizona & West & Arizona & Phoenix)  Days that Shook the World: St Valentine’s Day Massacre/Gunfight at the OK Coral

 

17,168.  A gunslinger is a new phenomenon in the West.  (Gangs US: Arizona & West & Arizona & Phoenix)  ibid.

 

17,169.  Who fired first?  (Gangs US: Arizona & West & Arizona & Pheonix)  ibid.

 

 

18,158.  A romantic figure of the West and a man bold enough to defy the rapacious villainy of a newly industrialised America.  (Gangs US: Jesse James & West)  Jesse James, PBS 2006

 

18,159.  In the Spring of 1864 Jesse James rode to war.  (Gangs US: Jesse James & West)  ibid.

 

18,160.  Over the next year and a half Jesse James alongside Frank and a half dozen bushwhackers ... robbed one bank, two stage-coaches and two railroads.  (Gangs US: Jesse James & West & Heists: US)  ibid. 

 

18,161.  What he was was a thief and a cold-blooded murderer.  Jesse had little interest in a fair fight.  (Gangs US: Jesse James & West)  ibid.

 

18,162.  The biggest threat to Jesse’s life came from the private sector.  (Gangs US: Jesse James & West)  ibid.

 

18,163.  The dramatic death of Jesse James aged thirty-four only increased the reach of his name.  (Gangs US: Jesse James & West)  ibid.

 

 

18,793.  Take it easy.  We’re not making a western here.  (Gangs US: New Jersey & West)  The Sopranos: Denial, Anger, Acceptance s1e3 starring James Gandolfini & Lorriane Bracco & Edie Falco & Michael Imperioli & Dominic Chianese & Steven van Zandt & Tony Sirico & Robert Iler et al, Uncle Junior

 

 

20,666.  Bird tied to shopping trolley: Where are you going?

 

Eli: West.

 

Her: Can I come with you?

 

Eli: No.  (GBH Films & West)  The Book of Eli 2010 starring Denzel Washington & Gary Oldman & Mila Kunis & Ray Stevenson & Jennifer Beals & Evan Jones & Joe Pingue & Frances de la Tour & Michael Gambon & Tom Waits & Chris Browning et al, directors Hughes brothers

 

 

23,300.  Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.  Horace Greeley, founder of New York Tribune, Hints Toward Reforms 1850

 

 

23,301.  Don’t forget the Western is not only the history of the country, it is what the Saga of the Nibelungen is for the European.  Fritz Lang

 

 

23,302.  One of the most famous people in the world – William Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill.  The sixty-seven year old Cody was directing his first movie – a re-enactment of the Wounded Knee massacre.  Buffalo Bill, PBS 2012

 

23,303.  He had grown up in the real West, knew the sorrow and cruelty and courage that had created it.  But he understood that the West was something more.  ibid.

 

23,304.  He was a hero to the working men who crowded the theatres.  ibid.

 

23,305.  Cody, Salisbury and the Wild West [show] left New York Harbour for England.  The Wild West had become one of the most elaborate shows on Earth.  ibid.

 

23,306.  He convinced the most famous Native American of all – Sitting Bull – to join the Wild West.  ibid.

 

 

23,307.  The White man knows how to make everything but he does not know how to distribute it.  Sitting Bull

 

 

23,308.  To some he was one of America’s greatest heroes.  A man who had helped open a vast continent.  Kit Carson, PBS 2008

 

23,309.  To others he was a villain who waged a merciless campaign against one of the great tribes of the West.  In the end his contradictions would define his legacy.  ibid.

 

23,310.  The fearless warrior portrayed in dozens of best-selling books.  ibid.

 

23,311.  Remove them to a reservation, and clear the way for American settlement: ‘All Indian men are to be killed wherever you find them’.  ibid.

 

23,312.  In the field reports that were scribbled out in the course of the fighting his name appears again and again.  ibid.

 

23,313.  Some seventy books would be written in the years to come.  ibid.

 

 

23,314.  Everything we know about Billy’s death comes from one book: The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid [by] Pat Garrett.  Brad Meltzers Decoded s2e8: Billy the Kid

 

23,315.  Some of his [Garrett’s] story just doesn’t add up.  ibid.

 

 

28,883.  The West stretches from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean.  From the northern plains to the Rio Grande.  More than two million square miles of the most extraordinary landscape on Earth.  Its terrain has always beckoned and repelled.  (United States of America & West)  Ken Burns, The West I, PBS 1996

 

28,884.  The West is a land of endless seas of grass.  Unimaginable distances.  Infinite horizons.  But it was never empty.  People came from every point of the compass.  (United States of America & West)  ibid.

 

28,885.  There once lived a great people – remembered now as the Anasazi.  For centuries their civilisation thrived.  (United States of America & West)  ibid.

 

28,886.  They were forced to abandon it all ... Not the first people to be displaced by another in the West.  And they would not be the last.  (United States of America & West)  ibid.

 

28,887.  1528 Texas: A handful of Spanish Soldiers staggered ashore ... Converting thousands of Indians, and stripping the Aztec and Inca cultures of their enormous wealth.  (United States of America & West)  ibid.

 

28,888.  ‘We came here to serve God and His Majesty,’ one Conqistador wrote.  ‘To give light to those who were darkness, and to get rich as all men desire to do.’  (United States of America & West)  ibid.

 

28,889.  The horse ... spread across the West ... numbered in the thousands.  (United States of America & West & Horse)  ibid.

 

28,890.  The great father was Thomas Jefferson, president of the new United States, who had just purchased from France half a billion acres.  (United States of America & West)  ibid.

 

 

28,891.  By 1821 two young Republics claimed most of the West.  The vast territory Thomas Jefferson had bought from France gave the United States claim to nearly half of it.  (United States of America & West)  Ken Burns, The West II

 

28,892.  Others who called themselves Latter Day Saints fled to the West hoping to find sanctuary.  (United States of America & West & Mormons)  ibid.

 

28,893.  There were black trappers as well as white.  (United States of America & West)  ibid.

 

28,894.  There were now nearly 35,000 American-born immigrants and their slaves in Texas.  (United States of America & West & Texas)  ibid.

 

28,895.  Three independent republics in North America: Mexico, the United States, and under president Sam Houston the new Republic of Texas.  (United States of America & West & Texas)  ibid.

 

28,896.  Everywhere they went, the Mormons gathered converts.  And everywhere they went, they made enemies.  (United States of America & West & Mormons)  ibid.

 

28,897.  The Mexican-American war lasted more than a year and a half.  (United States of America & West & Mexico & War)  ibid.

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