Historical Photos of the American West.



Rose Dunn, also known as Rose of the Cimarron, was married to a famous outlaw. People commonly think that the woman in this picture is her, but she is actually a prisoner that was forced to pose as Rose.

Desert Land


In 1877, Congress passed the Desert Land Act which permitted settlers to purchase up to 640 acres of public land at 25 cents an acre. Settlers were required to properly irrigate the land they purchased.