Burt Alvord (1867-after 1910), or Albert Alvord, was a lawman and later outlaw of the Old West. He began working as a deputy under Cochise County Sheriff John Slaughter in 1886, but he turned to train robbery about the beginning of the 20th century and escaped  to Central America, where he was last seen about 1910. …Burt Alvord (b. 1866–D. After 1910)»»

The American Frontier began with the first days of European settlement on the Atlantic coast and the eastern rivers. From the start, the “Frontier” was most often categorized as the western edge of settlement.

American historians cover multiple frontiers but our website is focused primarily on the mid 1800s to the early 1900s west of the Mississippi River.

As settlers poured in, the frontier districts first became territories, with an elected legislature and a governor appointed by the president. Then when population reached 100,000 the territory applied for statehood.


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Alvord-Stiles Gang (1899-1903)

The Alvord-Stiles Gang consisted of Albert “Bert” Alvord, William “Billy” Stiles and “Three Fingered Jack” Dunlop, along with George and Louis Owens, Bravo Juan Yoas, and Bob Brown.  They were train robbers. The gang was active from 1899 to 1903.

Bartlesville Fall Mountain Man Encampment

Experience living history at its best with approximately 125 tents and teepees set up for this annual Western heritage event. Spend the weekend at Woolaroc in Bartlesville and join participants from all over the United States as they recreate the rugged pioneer life of the men and women who trapped and traded throughout 1820s to 1840s-era Indian Territory.

Billy the Kid (c. 1856-1881)

Billy the Kid was an outlaw who became a legend in the Wild West. While  his real name was actually Henry McCarty, at different times he was known by aliases such as Billy Antrim, Henry Antrim, Kid Antrim, Billy Bonney, William H. Bonney, and the most famous, Billy the Kid.

Boom town lawyers
British Indian Department in the Colonies
Burt Alvord (b. 1866–D. After 1910)
Camp Crittenden (Arizona)
Camp Date Creek (Arizona)
Camp Hualapai (Arizona)
Cripple Creek, Colorado Western Town
Deadwood, South Dakota Wild West Town
Dodge City, Kansas
Fort Apache (Arizona)
Fort Atkinson on the Santa Fe Trail
Fort Bowie (Arizona)
Fort Breckinridge (Arizona)
Fort Buchanan (Arizona)
Fort Buchanan (Arizona)
Fort Conde (Alabama)
Fort Defiance (Navajo)
Fort Goodwin (Arizona)
Fort Grant (Arizona)
Fort Ligonier Days Festival in Pennsylvania
Fort Lowell (Arizona)
Fort McDowell (Arizona)
Gordon W. Lillie, better known as Pawnee Bill
His Majesty’s Southern Department of Loyal Indian Allies
Idaho Free Trappers Rendezvous
James Beckwourth and the Crow Indians
Jim Beckwourth, Mountain Man
John C. “Grizzly” Adams, Mountain Man
List of Famous Wild West Shows
Montana Ghost Towns
Three Fingered Jack Dunlop
Tombstone, Arizona Wild West Town
Virginia and Nevada City, Montana Western Towns
Virginia City, Nevada, Western Town
William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody