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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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.
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 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.