Historical Photos of the American West.



This photo of 1872 shows the first building ever built in the city of Dodge, Kansas. It was a sod house built by Henry L Sittler (who is depicted here). The city is now home of 30,000 people.



This is the main street of Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876. That same year more than 20 million dollars in gold and other minerals were extracted from the mines located in that city.