Historical Photos of the American West.

INFANTRY

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The Infantry crossing the river. At that time, the United States Army was formed by regular units and volunteers. They were usually assigned to defend the nation’s frontiers from attacks by the Native Americans.

GAMBLING

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The popularity of gambling in the West can be attributed mostly to the fact that all who left the relative safety and comfort of the East to seek fame and fortune on the frontier were natural-born gamblers.